IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A great number of script-driven applications, particularly community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although 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 for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the shared web hosting plans that we supply, so when you require it to set up and execute some script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to change the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you are able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you can't do with various other website hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we provide, so you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script application which requires the software instrument to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you can proceed with the app installation without any delays. As we use an avant-garde in-house built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.