IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven apps, particularly message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all shared hosting packages which we provide, so if you require it in order to set up and execute some script app which needs it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the tool for any new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you will be able to employ 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 this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you can manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - something that you cannot do with numerous other website hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all servers which are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. We also support different versions 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 example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick 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 can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.