IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A large number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications which require it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you're able to go ahead and set up the app that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all of 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 app that needs this software tool in order to work effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. As we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you will have to do that each time you switch to a new release, and when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have a couple of websites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.