IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's 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 provided with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide, so every time you need it in order to set up and run a script application which needs it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to enable the instrument for any new version that you set. If you're more skillful, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - something that you can't do with many other hosting service providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, so you won't experience any problems if you'd like to install and use a script app that requires the tool to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you're able to move forward with the app set up without any delays. As we use an innovative in-house made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.