IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Many script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux web hosting package that we provide and you are able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications that require it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you need right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support several releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that requires the software tool to run effectively. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Since we support several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do that any time you move to a new version, and if you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.