IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. A large number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud hosting that we supply and you can activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps that require it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and set up the application that you would like right away. The same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced 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 entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account that is generated on our modern cloud hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, so you can install any script app which needs the software tool. Then use it to start and maintain your world wide web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. Your change takes effect without delay, which means that you can proceed and set up the necessary script inside your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version that is active for the account, you need to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.