IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. Lots of script-driven apps, in particular community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud hosting that we offer and you can activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you will be able to employ script applications which require it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you can go ahead and set up the application that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you have not used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide, and you will not have any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and work with some script app which requires the instrument to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you can move forward with the app installation without any delays. As we use a cutting-edge custom-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version 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 code in it.