IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A lot of script-driven applications, especially forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you decide to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team shall assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we provide, so you won't experience any problems if you'd like to set up and use some script application which requires the software tool so as to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you can proceed with the application installation without any delays. Since we use an innovative custom-made platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code inside it.