IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A number of script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared hosting service that we offer and you're able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications which require it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the application that you would like right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of program code.