IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Many script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux hosting that we offer and you're able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications which need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you're able to go ahead and install the app that you would like right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our advanced cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, and you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to install and use some script application which requires the software instrument so as to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, so you're able to move forward with the application installation without delay. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative custom-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release 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 several lines of code within it.