IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. Plenty of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is 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 since the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the website hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP release 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 decide to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can 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 wish to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to employ any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader since the tool comes with all the servers that are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, and 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 version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.