IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared hosting that we offer and you can activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that need it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you can 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, as we support several releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you have not used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, so you won't have any kind of problems if you would like to install and use a script application which requires the software instrument so as to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, so you can move forward with the application installation without any delays. For the reason that we use an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also 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 creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.