IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Various script-driven applications, especially message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all of the cloud hosting packages which we supply, so if you need it in order to set up and run some script app that needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you can change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you won't be able to do with many other hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each semi-dedicated server account that is created on our modern 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 in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. Your change takes effect instantly, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the necessary script inside your account. If you'd like to switch the PHP version that's active for the account, you'll need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.