IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Many script-driven apps, particularly discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

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

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply, which means that you will not have any problems in case you would like to install and work with some script app that requires the instrument in order to function properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to move forward with the app set up without delay. For the reason that we use an avant-garde custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable 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 few lines of program code within it.