IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Lots of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we supply, so every time you need it to set up and execute some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you will need to enable the tool for every new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with numerous other web hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply, so you will not encounter any problems in case you'd like to install and use a script application that requires the instrument to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to move forward with the application installation without delay. As we use an innovative in-house made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code within it.