IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A number of script-driven applications, especially online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web 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 is almost impossible to do that on a shared 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 Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you want to move to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is rather flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, so you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and use some script app that requires the tool in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you're able to move forward with the app set up without any delays. Since we employ an avant-garde custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release 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 several lines of program code inside it.