IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Many script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux shared web hosting service that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you would like to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all the 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 that requires this tool so as to work properly. With several 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 your account. Since we support several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that every time you switch to a different version, and when you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have a couple of sites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.