IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the shared web hosting plans that we provide, so any time you need it in order to install and run a script application which needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you'll be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you cannot do with a lot of other website hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app which needs this software tool so as to run efficiently. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do that any time you switch to a new release, and when you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple websites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.