IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A large number of script-driven apps, especially message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

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

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, and you won't experience any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and use some script application that requires the instrument to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you can proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we employ a revolutionary custom platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you 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 creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.