IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. Various script-driven apps, especially community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to 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 Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all of the shared website hosting packages which we offer, so if you require it in order to install and run a script application that requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you will need to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with various other web hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader since the software tool comes with all the servers that are part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. We also support different versions of PHP, and 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 example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick 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 within a domain folder with several lines of code.