IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Lots of script-driven applications, particularly message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you get a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The 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 exact same section will allow you to select the PHP release 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), so if you choose to switch to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is rather flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply, and you will not experience any problems if you'd like to install and use some script app that requires the software tool so as to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you can move forward with the application installation without any delays. As we use a revolutionary in-house made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.