IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. Numerous script-driven apps, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting service that you pick during the signup process, you can activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The 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 have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you want to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you quickly.

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 app which requires the tool to work efficiently. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this each time you move to a different version, but when you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have a couple of sites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.