IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven applications, especially community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud hosting packages that we offer, so any time you need it in order to install and execute some script app that needs it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. If you're more skillful, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both 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 can run both new and older script apps for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you cannot do with lots of other website hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply, so you will not encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and work with a script app that requires the software instrument in order to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to move forward with the app installation without delay. Because we employ an avant-garde tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code in it.