IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized usage. Many script-driven applications, particularly forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux cloud web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The 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 decide to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will assist you quickly.