IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Many script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

When you purchase a shared hosting plan from our company, it'll be set up on our custom cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to run any script app that requires the tool to function appropriately. Furthermore, we offer you a few different releases of PHP, so in case you change the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that if you go back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it will take effect right away.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app that needs the tool so as to function properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. As we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that every time you move to a different release, and when you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you can define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.