IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. A large number of script-driven applications, in particular discussion 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 on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While 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 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 Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux web hosting service that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to select the PHP version 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), and if you want to switch to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting service that we provide, so you won't have any problems if you'd like to set up and use a script app that requires the software instrument so as to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you will be able to move forward with the app installation without delay. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech custom-built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and 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 couple of lines of program code inside it.