IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular community forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section will allow you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you choose to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, and you won't encounter any problems in case you'd like to install and work with a script application which requires the tool in order to function appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you're able to move forward with the app installation without any delays. Since we employ a revolutionary custom platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release 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 code in it.