IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A number of script-driven applications, particularly discussion boards, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux shared website hosting package that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The exact same section allows 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 choose to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you in no time.