IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's necessary to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A number of script-driven apps, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your website 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 hosting server because 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 a part of all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the cloud hosting that you select during the signup process, you can enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section enables 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), which means that in case you would like to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you quickly.