IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A number of script-driven applications, in particular forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool 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 because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the shared web hosting packages which we supply, so if you need it in order to install and execute a script application which needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you need to enable the tool for any new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with various other hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader because the tool is available on all servers that are part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, which means that 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 instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.