IonCube Loader is an instrument, that is needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal usage. A lot of script-driven applications, especially forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Every single semi-dedicated server account that's set up on our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you can install any script application which requires the tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do this. Your change will take effect right away, which means that you can go ahead and set up the needed script inside your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, you'll have to enable ionCube for the new release too. Our custom-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.