IonCube Loader is a tool, that is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. Numerous script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard 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 should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared web hosting service that we offer and you can activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can use script applications which require it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support multiple versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you have not used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as 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 shall be able to use any script application that needs the tool to run properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Because we support multiple releases of PHP concurrently, you will have to do that every time you switch to a new release, but if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you can define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.