IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven apps, in particular community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website 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 is close to impossible to do that on a shared 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 Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared website hosting plan that we provide and you can activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which require it. You're able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you need right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each semi-dedicated server account that is set up on our modern cloud website hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to install any script application which needs the software tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect immediately, so you are able to go ahead and install the necessary script in your account. If you decide to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you will have to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.