IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux web hosting package that we supply and you're able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script apps which require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and set up the app that you would like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our hi-tech cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader 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 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 shall be able to use any script application that needs this software tool in order to function effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to do that every time you move to a different release, but when you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have multiple sites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.