IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Many script-driven applications, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's 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 because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux 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 in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to pick 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 decide to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is really 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'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team will assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is generated on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to install any script application which requires the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your world wide web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect instantly, so you'll be able to go ahead and install the needed script in your account. If you decide to change the PHP version that's active for your account, you will need to enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.