IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Numerous script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the shared hosting that you pick during the signup process, you can activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The 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 need to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you would like to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is very flexible, you can set a different 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 quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each semi-dedicated server account that is set up on our modern cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to install any script app which requires the tool. Then employ it to start and maintain your world wide web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do that. The change will take effect instantly, so you can proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you'd like to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, you need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.