IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A lot of script-driven apps, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up 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 Shared Hosting

When you purchase a Linux shared hosting service from us, it'll be created on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app that requires the tool in order to run properly. Furthermore, we provide a few different versions of PHP, therefore if you change the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, which means that in case you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it will take effect without delay.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated service that we provide, and you will not experience any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with a script application which requires the software instrument in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we use a cutting-edge in-house made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code inside it.