IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven apps, especially online forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is really 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'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to help you in no time.