IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the shared website hosting service that you get during the signup process, you can activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is really flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server account that's created on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, so you can install any script application which needs the software tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. The change takes effect immediately, which means that you're able to proceed and install the necessary script inside your account. If you decide to change the PHP version which is active for your account, you should enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.