IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. A lot of script-driven applications, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux cloud plan that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you decide to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to help you quickly.