IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Many script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud web hosting that you select during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section enables you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated servers that we supply, and you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to set up and use a script application which requires the software tool in order to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed with the app set up without delay. For the reason that we use an avant-garde in-house made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.