IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase a shared web hosting through us, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any problems to run any script application which needs the instrument in order to function appropriately. In addition, we provide several different versions of PHP, which means that in case you switch the version, you'll need to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, and when you move back to the previous version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be operated from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect instantly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is installed on all servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. We also support various versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.