IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Various script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's 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 due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux shared website hosting that we supply and you are able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to use script apps that need it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration area 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 within a minute, so you will be able to proceed and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our advanced cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used to date, 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 so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which needs this software tool to function efficiently. 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 multiple releases of PHP concurrently, you will need to do this any time you switch to a new version, but if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have multiple websites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.