IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A large number of script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when 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 the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

If you buy a cloud website hosting plan from our company, it'll be set up on our custom-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to manage any script application that requires the instrument in order to function properly. In addition, we offer you a few different versions of PHP, so in case you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each change that you do takes literally just a single click and it takes effect right away.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app which requires the software tool to run efficiently. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to do that any time you move to a new release, but if you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.