IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Lots of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is 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 will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

When you obtain a Linux cloud hosting package through our company, it'll be created on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script application that needs the instrument to run properly. In addition, we offer you several different releases of PHP, therefore if you change the version, you'll have to enable ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that in case you go back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect immediately.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is available on all servers that are part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.