IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. A number of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux cloud web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to select the PHP release 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), so if you choose to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As 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 would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can take advantage of any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader as the tool comes with all the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 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, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.