IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A great number of script-driven applications, particularly message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure 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 close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared hosting that we provide and you're able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script applications which require it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and install the app that you would like right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app which requires the tool to run effectively. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do that each and every time you switch to a different version, but if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have several websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you're able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.