IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Lots of script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the cloud hosting plans that we offer, so when you need it to install and execute some script application that needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the tool for every new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you'll be able to 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 entire account. Thus you can run both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with a lot of other hosting providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, so you won't have any problems if you would like to set up and work with some script application which requires the software instrument in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. Because we use an avant-garde custom-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have 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 a few lines of program code inside it.