IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. A number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared web hosting service that we provide and you can activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can employ script applications that require it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and install the app that you would like right away. The same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support several releases on our advanced cloud platform. If you move to a version that you have never used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order 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 the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that requires the software tool in order to work properly. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to do that any time you move to a new release, and if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.