IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A number of script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared service that we offer and you can enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications which need it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our advanced cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you haven't used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.