IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A number of script-driven apps, particularly message boards, 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 one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost 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 Hosting

If you purchase a Linux cloud hosting plan from our company, it'll be created on our in-house made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script application which requires the instrument to function appropriately. We also offer several different releases of PHP, therefore if you switch the version, you need to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, so in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version and the ionCube instrument can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect at once.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we supply, so you will not experience any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script app which requires the tool to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. For the reason that we use a cutting-edge custom-built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code within it.