IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A great number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is 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 is available with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide, so when you require it in order to set up and execute a script application which needs it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for every new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you'll be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with many other website hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all servers that are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.