IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. Plenty of script-driven applications, especially online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to install it when 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 shall 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 Linux hosting that we supply and you can enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications which need 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 disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you are able to proceed and install the app that you need without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select 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 is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.