IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase 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 instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you would like to move to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each semi-dedicated server account that's generated on our modern cloud website hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to install any script app which needs the software tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. The change takes effect immediately, so you're able to proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you decide to change the PHP version which is active for your account, you'll need to activate ionCube for the new version as well. Our in-house built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.