IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Plenty of script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's 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 due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all shared hosting packages that we provide, so every time you need it in order to install and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you are 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 website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you'll be able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with numerous other website hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide, so you will not experience any problems if you would like to install and use a script application which requires the tool so as to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you're able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. As we use a cutting-edge tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't 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 creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.