IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Numerous script-driven apps, in particular message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all shared website hosting packages that we provide, so any time you require it in order to install and execute a script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for each new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you are able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you'll be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader because the tool is available on all of the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several 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 example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case 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 without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.