IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. A large number of script-driven applications, in particular community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud web hosting plans that we supply, so every time you need it to install and run a script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for every new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you are able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - something that you can't do with lots of other hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since 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 app that needs the tool in order to function efficiently. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Because we support multiple releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this any time you switch to a different release, but if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have a couple of websites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.