IonCube Loader is a tool, that's needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Many script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared hosting that we provide and you are able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can use script applications that require it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you are able to proceed and install the app that you need right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and use some script app that requires the software instrument so as to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you can proceed with the application installation without any delays. For the reason that we use an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or 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 a few lines of code within it.