IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it if 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 shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud hosting packages which we offer, so any time you need it in order to install and run a script application that needs it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. When you are more experienced, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with various other hosting providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated services that we supply, which means that you will not have any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and work with a script app that requires the software instrument to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you'll be able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we use an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.