IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is required to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, 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 because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate 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 will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't 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), and in case you want to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is flexible, you can even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated packages that we provide, and you will not have any problems in case you would like to install and work with some script application which requires the tool to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you're able to proceed with the app installation without delay. Since we employ a revolutionary in-house built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you 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 making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.