IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the cloud web hosting packages which we supply, so any time you require it to install and execute some script app that needs it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to change the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for every new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with many other website hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader since the software tool is available on all the servers which are part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support different releases of PHP, so 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 platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.