IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Plenty of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud service that we offer and you can enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you will be able to use script applications that require it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you will be able to proceed and set up the app that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support several versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, and you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to install and work with some script app that requires the tool in order to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to move forward with the application set up without delay. Due to the fact that we use an innovative in-house made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.