IonCube Loader is a tool, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Various script-driven apps, in particular message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud web hosting that we offer and you are able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps that need it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you are able to proceed and install the application that you need without delay. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support several versions on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we provide, so you won't have any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with some script application which requires the instrument in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you can proceed with the application set up without any delays. Since we employ a revolutionary tailor-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version 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 several lines of program code in it.