IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Many script-driven applications, especially message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it if 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 should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud hosting that we provide and you can enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you can use script apps that need 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 deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you are 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's active for your account, because we support several releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have not used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular 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 Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool comes with all servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of code.