IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Various script-driven applications, in particular forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all hosting plans which we provide, so every time you require it to install and run a script app that needs it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can switch the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you can employ 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 site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you'll be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with numerous other hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app that needs the tool so as to run properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Since we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you will have to do that each time you switch to a new release, and if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have a couple of sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.