IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A number of script-driven apps, in particular message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the shared hosting packages that we provide, so when you require it in order to set up and run a script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you can use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with many other hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, which means that you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script app that requires the tool to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. Since we employ a cutting-edge custom-built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release 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 several lines of code in it.