IonCube Loader is a tool, which is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult 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 shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the shared hosting plans that we provide, so when you need it in order to install and run a script app which requires it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to change the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you need to enable the tool for every new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you will be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with numerous other hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, which means that you will not have any problems if you'd like to install and use a script application that requires the software instrument in order to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you are able to move forward with the application set up without any delays. Because we use an innovative custom-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code inside it.