IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A number of script-driven apps, especially community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the website hosting packages which we supply, so every time you need it in order to set up and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you are able to switch the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you cannot do with many other hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each and every semi-dedicated server account that's generated on our modern cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to install any kind of script app which needs the tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a few clicks to do that. Your change takes effect instantly, so you will be able to proceed and set up the necessary script inside your account. If you decide to change the PHP version that's active for your account, you will need to activate ionCube for the new release too. Our tailor-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.