IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A great number of script-driven apps, especially forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud web hosting service that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you would like to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, so you will not have any problems if you'd like to install and use some script app which requires the software tool in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, so you're able to proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we use an innovative tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code inside it.