IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Many script-driven applications, in particular community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

When you obtain a cloud hosting service from us, it will be created on our custom-built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any kind of problems to run any script application which requires the instrument so as to run appropriately. In addition, we supply a few different versions of PHP, so if you change the version, you'll have to activate ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, which means that if you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each change that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it will take effect without delay.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can use any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the tool is available on all the servers that are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different releases 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 activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer 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 web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.