IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all shared web hosting packages that we supply, so if you need it to set up and run a script application which needs it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the instrument for every new version that you set. When you are more skillful, you're able to take advantage of 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 website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you can run both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with a lot of other website hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can use any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case 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 select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.