IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Various script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that 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. While it's not that difficult to set it up when 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 clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the website hosting that you choose during the signup process, you can activate it from the 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 exact same section will allow you to select 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), which means that in case you want to move to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is very flexible, you can set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team shall help you very quickly.