IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. A number of script-driven apps, in particular forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer, and you won't have any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use some script application that requires the software instrument so as to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a 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, which means that you are able to proceed with the app set up without delay. For the reason that we use an innovative custom-built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code within it.