IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Lots of script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's 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 will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud website hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can employ script applications which need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and set up the application that you would like right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you haven't used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, so you won't encounter any problems if you'd like to install and use some script application which requires the instrument in order to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you're able to move forward with the application set up without delay. Due to the fact that we employ a revolutionary custom-built platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code within it.