IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A great number of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script applications that require it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you can go ahead and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our advanced cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, which means that you can install any kind of script app that requires the tool. Then use it to start and maintain your internet presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a few clicks to do that. The change takes effect without delay, so you can go ahead and set up the needed script inside your account. If you'd like to switch the PHP version that's active for the account, you need to enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.