IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Lots of script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's 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 Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the website hosting service that you select during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to select the PHP version 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), and in case you decide to move to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting services that we supply, and you will not have any problems in case you'd like to install and use some script app that requires the instrument so as to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you will be able to move forward with the app installation without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ a revolutionary custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code within it.