IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Various script-driven apps, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

When you purchase a Linux website hosting from our company, it'll be set up on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to manage any script application that requires the instrument in order to run properly. We also provide several different releases of PHP, which means that if you switch the version, you'll need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that when you switch back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it will take effect without delay.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since 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 application that requires this tool in order to work effectively. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Because we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do this each time you switch to a new release, 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. In case you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you are able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.