IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Various script-driven apps, particularly message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared hosting that we supply and you'll be able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps that need it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you are able to proceed and install the application that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a number of releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have never used to date, you will have to activate 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 Hosting

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 app that requires this tool in order to run properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do that any time you move to a different release, but if you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.