IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A great number of script-driven applications, especially community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the cloud hosting that you select during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP version 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), which means that in case you want to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader because the tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support different releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 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, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.