IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. Lots of script-driven applications, especially message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's 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 because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud hosting plans that we provide, so when you need it in order to set up and execute a script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you need to enable the instrument for any new version that you set. In case you are 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 and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with lots of other website hosting service providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated servers that we supply, so you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to install and work with some script application that requires the software tool so as to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part 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're able to proceed with the app set up without delay. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.