IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Many script-driven apps, particularly forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the shared web hosting that you select during the signup process, you can enable it through 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 web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The 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 decide to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to assist you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we supply, so you will not have any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and use some script app which requires the software instrument so as to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you can proceed with the application installation without any delays. For the reason that we use an avant-garde custom-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to activate 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 few lines of code inside it.