IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. Lots of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that regardless of the web hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy 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 have 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, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), so in case you would like to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is really flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can take advantage of any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 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, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.