IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting package that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to select the PHP version 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 would like to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is really flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is generated on our modern cloud web hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to install any script app which requires the tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your world wide web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you just a few clicks to do that. The change will take effect right away, so you are able to go ahead and set up the needed script in your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, you'll need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.