IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud hosting service that we provide and you'll be able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps which need it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which needs the software tool to work properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do that every time you move to a different version, and if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of websites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.