IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the web hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to select 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 a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. 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 each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, so you will not encounter any problems in case you'd like to install and use a script application that requires the software tool in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the application installation without delay. As we use an avant-garde custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release 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 a couple of lines of program code inside it.