IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. Many script-driven apps, in particular forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard 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 shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared hosting that we supply and you will be able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you can go ahead and install the app that you would like without delay. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader since the software tool is available on all servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.