IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. Lots of script-driven applications, particularly forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (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), and in case you choose to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall assist you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the tool is installed on all of the servers which are a part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, therefore if you move 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 activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.