IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed 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 discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared hosting that you select during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to pick 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), which means that in case you would like to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is really flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each semi-dedicated server account that is generated on our modern cloud website hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you can install any script app which needs the tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your world wide web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a few clicks to do this. The change takes effect without delay, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the necessary script in your account. If you would like switch the PHP version that's active for your account, you need to activate ionCube for the new release too. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.