IonCube Loader is a tool, which is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer and you'll be able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications which need it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you can go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have never used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is created on our modern cloud hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to install any script app that needs the software tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. The change will take effect without delay, so you're able to proceed and set up the needed script in your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version that's active for the account, you'll need to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.