IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's needed to run files that 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 and illegal use. A number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the shared hosting that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it from the 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 will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you want to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply, and you will not encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and use some script application that requires the tool in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. Because we use a hi-tech custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.