IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary 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 and / or unauthorized usage. Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting package that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is very flexible, you may even set some other 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 do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool comes with all of the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. We also support different versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.