IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A large number of script-driven apps, especially message boards, content management systems 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 should ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall 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 package that we offer and you're able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps which need it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you can proceed and set up the application that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which needs this tool in order to function properly. With several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Because we support several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that every time you move to a different release, and when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have several websites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.