IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, particularly message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux web hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to choose 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), so in case you want to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by 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 assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that requires this software tool so as to run properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. Since we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this every time you switch to a different version, and when you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have several websites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.