IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Many script-driven apps, particularly community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up 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 shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the website hosting packages which we supply, so every time you need it to install and execute some script app that needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you can change the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for every new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you will be able to employ 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. This way you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with many other website hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Every single semi-dedicated server account which is generated on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to install any kind of script application that needs the software tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect instantly, which means that you will be able to proceed and install the necessary script in your account. If you would like change the PHP version that's active for your account, you'll need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.