IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or unauthorized usage. Numerous script-driven applications, particularly message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux cloud hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy 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 complicated. The very same section enables you to pick 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), and in case you would like to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is very flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can employ any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is available on all of the servers which are part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, so 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 this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.