IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Various script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice 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 hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux hosting that we supply and you're able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps which require it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and install the application that you would like right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our advanced cloud platform. If you move to a version that you have never used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can 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 Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we offer, so you will not encounter any problems if you would like to set up and work with a script app which requires the software instrument to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single 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, so you are able to proceed with the application installation without delay. For the reason that we use an innovative tailor-made platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not 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 generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code in it.