IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A lot of script-driven applications, especially community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux cloud hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables 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), so in case you choose to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, so you will be able to set up any script app which requires the tool. Then use it to start and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. Your change takes effect immediately, so you will be able to proceed and install the necessary script in your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version which is active for your account, you'll have to activate ionCube for the new version as well. Our tailor-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.