IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A large number of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the shared web hosting plans that we supply, so every time you require it to set up and execute a script application that requires it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for each new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you'll be able to take advantage of 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 site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with many other website hosting service providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can use any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is available on all servers which are part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.