IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A large number of script-driven applications, particularly online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the website hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will assist you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we provide, so you will not experience any kind of problems if you would like to install and work with a script app that requires the tool to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ a cutting-edge tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't 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 creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.