IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Numerous script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that regardless of the cloud web hosting service that you select during the signup process, you can enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The 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 have to do anything complex. The exact 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 a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated service that we offer, and you won't have any kind of problems in case you would like to install and work with some script app which requires the software tool in order to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you're able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. Since we use a revolutionary custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate 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 a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.