IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. Various script-driven apps, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

If you buy a cloud hosting service from us, it'll be created on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any kind of problems to manage any script app that needs the tool in order to function properly. In addition, we supply several different releases of PHP, so in case you switch the version, you'll need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, and when you switch back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it will take effect instantly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, which means that you will not encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and work with a script app that requires the software tool to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to move forward with the application set up without delay. Since we employ a hi-tech custom platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code within it.