IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A number of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the shared web hosting plans which we supply, so every time you need it to install and run a script application that needs it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for any new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other web hosting service providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader since the software tool is available on all servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of code.