IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A lot of script-driven apps, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although 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 because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

When you buy a cloud website hosting package through us, it will be set up on our custom cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app that requires the tool so as to function properly. Furthermore, we supply a few different versions of PHP, therefore in case you switch the version, you need to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, and when you go back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect instantly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, so you won't encounter any problems in case you would like to set up and work with some script application that requires the instrument so as to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you are able to proceed with the application installation without delay. As we use an avant-garde in-house built platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.