IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. Various script-driven apps, in particular online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the shared hosting plan that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section allows you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is rather flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using 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 technical support team will help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader as the tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.