IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A lot of script-driven apps, particularly discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it 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 of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every hosting that we supply and you're able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script apps which require it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you can proceed and install the app that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we provide, and you will not encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to install and work with some script app that requires the instrument in order to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. As we employ a hi-tech custom-built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also 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 making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code inside it.