IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. A large number of script-driven applications, in particular discussion forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to install it 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 will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that regardless of the shared hosting service that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version 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), so if you choose to switch to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is very flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team shall assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer, which means that you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with a script app that requires the software instrument in order to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you will be able to move forward with the app set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ a revolutionary tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code within it.