IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, in particular community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, 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 is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all cloud web hosting packages that we offer, so when you require it in order to set up and run some script application that needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to change the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for every new version which you set. In case you are more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you are able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with lots of other hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

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