IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A lot of script-driven applications, especially message boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain 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 instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web 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 present on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux cloud hosting that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section allows you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is very flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we supply, which means that you won't experience any problems if you'd like to install and work with a script application that requires the instrument in order to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a 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, so you'll be able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. Because we use an innovative custom-built platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll 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 creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.