IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Plenty of script-driven applications, especially community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is 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 as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

When you purchase a web hosting from us, it will be set up on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to manage any script application which needs the tool to function appropriately. In addition, we offer a few different versions of PHP, which means that in case you switch the version, you will have to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, so in case you go back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect instantly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we provide, and you won't encounter any problems in case you'd like to set up and work with a script application that requires the software tool to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you can proceed with the application set up without any delays. Because we use a hi-tech in-house made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code within it.