IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Many script-driven apps, especially community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), so if you choose to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that needs the software tool to run efficiently. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do that every time you move to a different release, but when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you can define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.