IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Lots of script-driven applications, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all cloud hosting packages which we provide, so if you need it in order to set up and run some script application which requires it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you will be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you can't do with various other web hosting service providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, so you won't have any problems in case you'd like to install and work with a script app that requires the instrument in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you can proceed with the application installation without delay. For the reason that we employ an avant-garde custom-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.