IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A large number of script-driven apps, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore whatever the website hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP version 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), and if you choose to move to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our modern cloud web hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you can set up any script application that needs the software tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it'll take you only a few clicks to do this. Your change takes effect without delay, so you're able to proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version that's active for your account, you should enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.