IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. Various script-driven applications, in particular message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the shared hosting that you get during the signup process, you can activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you want to move to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is really flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which needs this tool so as to function properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Since we support several releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to do that any time you switch to a different release, but if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have multiple websites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you'll be 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.