IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A large number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web 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 is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because 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 provide and you're able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications which require it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and set up the app that you need without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply, which means that you won't have any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and use some script app which requires the tool in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you are able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. As we use a revolutionary tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.