IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Many script-driven applications, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web 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 provided with all hosting plans that we offer, so every time you need it in order to set up and execute some script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the tool for each new version that you set. When you are more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with numerous other hosting providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we supply, so you won't have any problems if you would like to set up and work with some script app which requires the software tool in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the application set up without delay. For the reason that we employ a revolutionary in-house built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube any time you move 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 release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.