IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

If you obtain a Linux shared web hosting through us, it'll be created on our in-house made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any problems to manage any script app that needs the tool to function appropriately. In addition, we offer you a few different releases of PHP, which means that in case you switch the version, you'll have to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, so in case you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a click and it'll take effect right away.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that needs this software tool so as to function effectively. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. As we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do that each time you move to a different version, but when you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.