IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A large number of script-driven apps, in particular community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

When you get a shared hosting through our company, it will be created on our custom-built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to run any script app which requires the instrument in order to run properly. In addition, we provide a few different releases of PHP, which means that in case you switch the version, you'll need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, and if you go back to the earlier release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you make takes literally just a click and it'll take effect without delay.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which requires this software tool so as to run properly. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do this each time you move to a new version, and if you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have multiple websites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.