IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Various script-driven applications, in particular forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared hosting that we provide and you're able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications which need it. You are able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you can go ahead and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you have not used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced 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 whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, so you will not experience any problems in case you would like to install and use a script application which requires the instrument to function appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part 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, so you can move forward with the app installation without delay. For the reason that we use an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you 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 generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.