IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's 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 as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to pick 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), and in case you want to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is rather flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you within minutes.