IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A number of script-driven apps, in particular forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

When you get a Linux hosting through us, it'll be set up on our custom cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to manage any script application which needs the instrument so as to run appropriately. In addition, we offer you several different versions of PHP, so if you change the version, you will have to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the changes you make, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any change that you do takes literally just a click and it will take effect at once.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool is available on all servers which are part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.