IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A great number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's 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 for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the hosting packages that we provide, so any time you need it in order to set up and run a script application that requires it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for any new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with a lot of other web hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each and every semi-dedicated server account which is created on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to install any script app which requires the software tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect right away, which means that you will be able to proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you'd like to switch the PHP version that is active for the account, you should activate ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.