IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Many script-driven apps, especially discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up if 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 shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

If you aquire a Linux cloud website hosting through our company, it'll be set up on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any kind of problems to manage any script app which needs the instrument so as to run appropriately. In addition, we supply several different releases of PHP, therefore in case you change the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, which means that in case you go back to the earlier release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version and the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you do takes literally just a click and it takes effect instantly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which needs this software tool in order to work properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do this every time you switch to a different version, and when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several websites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.