IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, especially forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all website hosting packages that we offer, so every time you need it to install and execute some script app that requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will need to enable the instrument for any new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you cannot do with lots of other website hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, so you will not have any problems in case you would like to install and work with a script app which requires the tool to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you can move forward with the app installation without delay. Since we use a hi-tech custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.