IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. A lot of script-driven apps, particularly online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since 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 comes with all of the cloud website hosting packages which we offer, so any time you require it in order to set up and execute a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to change the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for each new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can run both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other hosting service providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account which is created on our modern cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, so you can install any script application which requires the software tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. The change takes effect instantly, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the necessary script in your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you should activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.