IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Plenty of script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

If you obtain a cloud web hosting from us, it will be set up on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app that needs the instrument so as to function properly. In addition, we supply a few different releases of PHP, so if you switch the version, you'll have to activate ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that if you switch back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every change that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect immediately.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, which means that 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 activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.