IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, in particular community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the shared web hosting plan that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have 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, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), which means that in case you want to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube 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, the 24/7 support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each and every semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to set up any kind of script application that requires the software tool. Then use it in order to start and maintain your internet presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. The change takes effect instantly, which means that you will be able to go ahead and set up the needed script inside your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that's active for your account, you need to enable ionCube for the new release too. Our in-house built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.