IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the shared hosting packages which we supply, so if you need it in order to install and run a script app which requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for each new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you are able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with many other website hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is available on all of the servers that are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.