IonCube Loader is a tool, which is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. A number of script-driven apps, in particular community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up 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 will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the web hosting plans which we offer, so when you require it to set up and run a script app that needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you can switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the tool for any new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you can employ 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 whole account. This way you'll be able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites within the same account - something that you cannot do with a lot of other web hosting providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to use any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool is installed on all of the servers which are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various versions of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide 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 hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of program code.