IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when 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 will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the web hosting plans that we provide, so when you require it in order to install and execute some script application that requires it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you will be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with many other website hosting providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply, so you won't experience any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and use a script app which requires the tool so as to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you can move forward with the application set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we use an avant-garde in-house built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate 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 code inside it.