IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Many script-driven apps, in particular message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you get a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all cloud website hosting packages which we provide, so when you require it in order to set up and execute some script app that needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you are 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 this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you can't do with lots of other web hosting service providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated services that we supply, so you won't encounter any problems if you'd like to install and work with a script app that requires the software instrument in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we use a hi-tech in-house built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.