IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Many script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux web hosting package that we offer and you are able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications which 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 disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you are able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular 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 available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to install and work with a script application which requires the software tool in order to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed with the app installation without delay. Since we use an innovative custom-built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.