IonCube Loader is a tool, that is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, in particular message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

If you obtain a shared web hosting plan through us, it'll be set up on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to manage any script app which requires the tool to function appropriately. We also provide a few different releases of PHP, which means that if you switch the version, you will have to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, so when you go back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it will take effect immediately.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide, which means that you won't have any problems if you would like to install and use a script app that requires the software tool in order to function appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you can move forward with the app installation without delay. As we use an avant-garde custom-built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code in it.