IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, in particular discussion forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to select 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 would like to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Each semi-dedicated server account that is created on our modern cloud web hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, so you'll be able to install any kind of script app that requires the tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a few clicks to do that. Your change will take effect without delay, which means that you can proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you would like switch the PHP version that's active for the account, you'll need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.