IonCube Loader is a tool, that's needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to set it up if 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 of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each hosting that we offer and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that need it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and install the app that you would like without delay. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our advanced cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account that's set up on our modern cloud website hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to set up any script app which needs the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you just a few clicks to do this. Your change will take effect without delay, so you can proceed and install the necessary script in your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that is active for your account, you should activate ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each 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 website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.