IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. Plenty of script-driven applications, in particular community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the web hosting packages that we provide, so when you need it in order to install and run some script app that requires it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to enable the instrument for any new version that you set. If you're more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of 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. In this way you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you cannot do with a lot of other hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to use any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.