IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

If you get a shared web hosting from us, it'll be created on our custom-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script application that needs the tool in order to run appropriately. Furthermore, we supply a few different versions of PHP, therefore if you change the version, you will need to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, and if you move back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be operated through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a mouse-click and it will take effect right away.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader since the tool is available on all servers which are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, and if you move 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 activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.