IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Many script-driven apps, particularly forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the Linux shared hosting package that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable 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 web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each and every semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our modern cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, which means that you can set up any script application that requires the software tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. The change will take effect immediately, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the necessary script in your account. If you would like change the PHP version that is active for the account, you should activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.