IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. A large number of script-driven applications, particularly online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the shared website hosting that you choose during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to choose 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 in case you would like to move to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using 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 in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account that is set up on our modern cloud hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to set up any script application which requires the software tool. Then employ it to start and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do this. Your change will take effect right away, so you're able to proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that's active for your account, you need to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.