IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Various script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud web hosting that we supply and you can enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can employ script apps which require it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you are able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our advanced cloud platform. If you switch to a version that you have never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool is installed on all of the servers that are part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. We also support multiple versions of PHP, so if you move 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 enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.