IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Lots of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to 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 Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the cloud hosting plans that we offer, so any time you require it to set up and run some script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you will be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with lots of other website hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can take advantage of any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all of the servers which are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of code.