IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Various script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all cloud hosting packages which we supply, so if you need it in order to set up and execute some script app which requires it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the tool for any new version which you set. In case you are more experienced, you can use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply, and you won't experience any problems if you would like to install and use a script app that requires the tool to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to move forward with the app installation without delay. Due to the fact that we employ a hi-tech tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code within it.