IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Many script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore whatever the shared website hosting plan that you pick during the signup process, you can 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 is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to move to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all of the servers which are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.