IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Various script-driven applications, especially message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the cloud package that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable 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 hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you would like to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is rather flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is installed on all servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.