IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up when 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 will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud hosting that we offer and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that require it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you can proceed and install the application that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a number of releases on our advanced cloud platform. If you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that requires this software tool to run efficiently. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that each and every time you switch to a new version, but if you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you can define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.