IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A large number of script-driven applications, especially community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While 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 due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all hosting packages that we provide, so any time you require it to set up and run a script app which requires it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for every new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you'll be able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you cannot do with lots of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer, and you won't have any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use a script app which requires the instrument so as to function appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. For the reason that we employ an innovative tailor-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code within it.