IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. Many script-driven apps, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all web hosting packages that we supply, so every time you require it to install and run some script app that needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will need to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you'll be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you can't do with lots of other hosting providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, and you will not experience any kind of problems if you would like to install and use some script app which requires the software instrument so as to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed with the app set up without delay. As we employ an innovative custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you 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 an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code inside it.