IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are encrypted 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 not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud plan that we provide and you will be able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to use script apps which require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within 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 which is active for your account, because we support several releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you have not used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which needs the software tool to work properly. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Since we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do that any time you switch to a new version, but if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.