IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although 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 since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the cloud package that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you choose to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is really flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is created on our modern cloud web hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to set up any kind of script app which needs the tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. The change takes effect without delay, which means that you are able to proceed and set up the needed script in your account. If you decide to change the PHP version that is active for the account, you need to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.