IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Many script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that 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 comes with all of the shared hosting plans that we supply, so every time you need it to set up and execute some script app that needs it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you are able to change the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you need to enable the instrument for every new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you won't be able to do with numerous other web hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which needs the software tool so as to run effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support a couple of versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do this any time you move to a different version, but when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.