IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Various script-driven apps, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost 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 Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared hosting that we offer and you will be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps which need it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the app that you need right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you've never used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all of 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 which requires this tool in order to work effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Because we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do that each and every time you switch to a different release, but when you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several websites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.