IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. A large number of script-driven applications, particularly forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux shared hosting that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you decide to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is very flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which requires the tool so as to function efficiently. With several clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of versions of PHP concurrently, you will need to do that each time you switch to a new version, and if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have multiple websites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.