IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to set it up 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 should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate 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 web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The same section enables you to pick the PHP version 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), and in case you choose to switch to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that needs the tool to run properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do this each time you switch to a new release, but when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several websites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you're able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you're able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.