IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven apps, especially community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux cloud hosting that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to move to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which requires this software tool in order to work properly. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do that any time you switch to a different version, but if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have several websites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you're able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.