IonCube Loader is a tool, that's required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is 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 Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud web hosting service that we supply and you can enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps that need it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you will be able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release 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 Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, and you won't have any problems if you'd like to set up and work with some script application that requires the tool to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you can proceed with the application installation without delay. As we employ an innovative custom-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate 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 version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.