IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared website hosting that we supply and you are able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can employ script apps which need it. You're able to do this through 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 will take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and install the application that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool comes with all of the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various releases of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.