IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A lot of script-driven apps, in particular forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app which needs this tool in order to work effectively. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Because we support a couple of versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do this each time you switch to a new release, but if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have several sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of program code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.