IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. A great number of script-driven applications, especially online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all website hosting packages which we supply, so any time you need it to install and run a script app that requires it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the tool for every new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you're 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 website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with a lot of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can use any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all the servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of program code.