IonCube Loader is a tool, that's required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Numerous script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared web hosting service that we provide and you'll be able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications which need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the application that you would like right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support several releases on our advanced cloud platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced 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 entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Every single semi-dedicated server account that's created on our outstanding cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, which means that you'll be able to set up any kind of script app that needs the tool. Then employ it to start and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a few clicks to do that. Your change takes effect without delay, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the needed script inside your account. If you decide to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you'll need to enable ionCube for the new version too. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.