IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized use. A lot of script-driven apps, especially forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

If you purchase a Linux shared web hosting through our company, it'll be created on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app which needs the instrument to run properly. We also provide several different versions of PHP, therefore in case you change the version, you'll have to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, so if you switch back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect right away.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can employ any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader since the tool is available on all of the servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple versions of PHP, which means that 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 instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick 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 is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.