IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized use. A number of script-driven apps, particularly community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you get a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting service that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you choose to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to use any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is installed on all the servers that are part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.