IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, particularly online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain 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. While it is 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 will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared hosting plan that we provide and you will be able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications that need it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and set up the app that you need right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account which is generated on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, so you can install any kind of script application that requires the tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your world wide web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you only a few clicks to do that. Your change takes effect immediately, so you are able to proceed and install the necessary script inside your account. If you decide to switch the PHP version that's active for the account, you should 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, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.