IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. A great number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the shared web hosting packages which we offer, so when you need it in order to install and run a script app which needs it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to switch the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you need to enable the tool for each new version that you set. If you're more skillful, you'll be able to use 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 that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you can manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with a lot of other website hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which requires this tool so as to function efficiently. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you will need to do this each time you switch to a new release, but when you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple sites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.