IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Various script-driven applications, particularly community forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

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