IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Numerous script-driven applications, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared hosting package that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing 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 support team shall assist you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app which needs this software tool in order to work properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to do that each time you move to a different version, and when you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have multiple websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.