IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Many script-driven apps, especially community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud hosting that you pick during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to pick the PHP version 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), which means that in case you decide to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall assist you within minutes.