IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. A large number of script-driven apps, particularly forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is 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 clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

If you obtain a web hosting plan through us, it will be created on our custom cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to manage any script app which needs the tool in order to function appropriately. In addition, we provide several different releases of PHP, which means that in case you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, so when you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect without delay.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that needs this software tool to function effectively. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do that each time you move to a new release, but if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you're able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.