IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Lots of script-driven applications, especially forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each web hosting that we provide and you are able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you can proceed and install the application that you would like right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which needs this software tool in order to work efficiently. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do that each and every time you switch to a new release, and if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have several sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.