IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A number of script-driven apps, especially community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every hosting service that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to employ script applications that require it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the application that you'd like right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used to date, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which needs this tool in order to function effectively. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do this each time you move to a different version, and if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.