IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Many script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all hosting packages which we provide, so if you need it in order to install and execute a script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the tool for every new version which you set. When you're more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with numerous other web hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to employ any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support several versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.