IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. Numerous script-driven apps, especially message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux website hosting that we offer and you are able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications which need it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you are able to go ahead and install the app that you would like without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used to date, you will need 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 Hosting

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader since the tool comes with all of the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support several releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.