IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your 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 almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

When you get a web hosting package from us, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any problems to run any script app which needs the instrument so as to run appropriately. Furthermore, we supply a few different releases of PHP, which means that in case you change the version, you will have to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, which means that when you move back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every change that you make takes literally just a click and it will take effect at once.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide, and you will not experience any kind of problems in case you would like to install and work with some script app that requires the software instrument so as to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you're able to proceed with the app installation without delay. Due to the fact that we employ an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code inside it.