IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Various script-driven applications, in particular forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the cloud hosting packages which we provide, so when you require it in order to install and execute some script app which requires it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the instrument for every new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you're able to take advantage of 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 site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you cannot do with various other hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that needs this software tool so as to run effectively. With a couple of 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 several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do this each time you move to a different version, and when you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have a couple of sites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.