IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Plenty of script-driven apps, in particular discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the cloud web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables 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 too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using 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 be able to assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each semi-dedicated server account that's generated on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, so you can set up any kind of script app that needs the tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your world wide web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. The change takes effect right away, which means that you can go ahead and install the necessary script in your account. If you decide to change the PHP version that's active for your account, you'll need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our in-house built 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 every domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.