IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Various script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if 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 should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared website hosting plan that we provide and you can activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you will be able to employ script applications that need it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the application that you'd like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all of the 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 needs this tool in order to function properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support several releases of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this each time you move to a different version, but if you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of sites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you're able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.