IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Many script-driven apps, in particular community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud website hosting that we provide and you can activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script applications which need it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you will be able to go ahead and set up the application that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you move to a release that you've never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can employ any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader because the tool is installed on all the servers that are part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.