IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. Many script-driven apps, in particular forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared hosting that we provide and you can activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications that require it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you will be able to go ahead and set up the app that you would like without delay. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you have never 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 to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Every single semi-dedicated server account that's created on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you can install any script app which needs the software tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a few clicks to do that. Your change takes effect instantly, so you're able to go ahead and set up the needed script in your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that is active for your account, you should enable ionCube for the new version too. Our in-house built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.