IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Lots of script-driven applications, particularly message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

When you get a cloud hosting through us, it will be created on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to run any script app that needs the instrument to function properly. We also offer you a few different releases of PHP, which means that if you change the version, you will need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, which means that if you go 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 operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you make takes literally just a click and it will take effect at once.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all of the servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple versions of PHP, therefore if you switch 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 activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide 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 whole web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.