IonCube Loader is a tool, that's needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A lot of script-driven applications, especially message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

When you purchase a Linux shared hosting through our company, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the instrument so as to function appropriately. Furthermore, we provide a few different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you'll have to enable ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect without delay.

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'll be able to use any script application that requires this tool in order to run properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that any time you move to a different version, but when you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have a couple of websites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.