IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A number of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web 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 almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the shared web hosting plans which we offer, so if you need it to set up and execute some script application which needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for each new version which you set. In case you are more experienced, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with lots of other hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader since the software tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, and 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 instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.