IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A large number of script-driven applications, particularly message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the shared hosting plans which we supply, so if you need it to install and run some script application that needs it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you need to activate the tool for any new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you can take advantage of 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 are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with many other web hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader because the tool is installed on all the servers that are part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, so 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 this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and 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 specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.