IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Many script-driven applications, in particular community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared hosting that we supply and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps which require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can 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

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to employ any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all servers which are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. We also support different versions of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.