IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. A lot of script-driven applications, particularly online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the website hosting packages which we supply, so any time you need it in order to set up and run a script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you need to activate the instrument for each new version which you set. In case you are more skillful, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with lots of other web hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to employ any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the tool is available on all of the servers that are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.