IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A number of script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud website hosting that we supply and you will be able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to employ script apps which need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you're able to proceed and install the application that you would like right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular 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 Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, which means that you won't experience any problems if you'd like to install and use some script app that requires the software instrument so as to function appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you can proceed with the application installation without any delays. Due to the fact that we use an avant-garde custom-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.