IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Lots of script-driven applications, in particular community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

When you obtain a website hosting plan from our company, it will be created on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the instrument so as to run properly. We also provide a few different releases of PHP, therefore in case you switch the version, you'll have to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, and when you switch back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every change that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect immediately.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app that requires this tool in order to function properly. With several clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do this any time you switch to a different version, but if you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have several sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.