IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. Numerous script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single web hosting that we offer and you will be able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can employ script applications that require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you can go ahead and install the application that you'd like right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which needs this software tool in order to function efficiently. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you can 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 will need to do this any time you switch to a new version, but when you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several websites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.