IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Lots of script-driven applications, especially discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure 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's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux shared web hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you want to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is very flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app which requires this tool so as to work properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. As we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do this each time you move to a new version, and if you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.