IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared web hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to pick 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 move to another version, you only 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 every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader since the software tool comes with all servers that are a part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 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, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.