IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. Plenty of script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

If you obtain a website hosting from us, it'll be created on our custom cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to manage any script app which needs the tool in order to run appropriately. Furthermore, we offer you a few different versions of PHP, so if you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, so if you go back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each change that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect at once.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, and you won't have any problems if you'd like to install and use a script app that requires the tool in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you will be able to move forward with the app set up without any delays. As we use a cutting-edge tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate 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 couple of lines of code within it.