How to Enable IonCube on a HostGator Account

Written by lee prangnell
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HostGator is a popular web hosting provider. There are packages for different types of applications and requirements, including virtual private server hosting and dedicated server hosting. It supports a variety of scripting technologies including PHP. It also supports PHP encryption technologies, such as IonCube, which is a product that is designed to protect PHP code from copyright theft. Enabling IonCube on your HostGator account is a relatively easy exercise; you have to perform a few simple steps to active the IonCube encryption application.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Log into the HostGator cPanel with your username and password. Go to the following address "www.yourdomainname.extension/cpanel." Note that "yourdomainname.extension" is the domain name that you purchased for your website and the extension is the domain extension like ".com" for example. If your domain name is "," the control panel address would be ""

  2. 2

    Go to the "Software / Services" option in cPanel and click the "PHP Config" option.

  3. 3

    Select the "PHP5 (Single php.ini)" and click "Save Changes." This directs you to a page titled "Install Default php.ini" where there is an option to install IonCube.

  4. 4

    Tick the "IonCube" option and click the "Install" button.

  5. 5

    Click the "Go Back" option. This is located at the bottom of the page.

  6. 6

    Click "File Manager" in the "Files" section within cPanel. You are directed to a section titled "File Manager Directory Selection."

  7. 7

    Select the "Web Root (public_html/www)" option.

  8. 8

    Select the "php.ini.default" option. Click the "Rename" button and rename the file to "php.ini" and then click on the "Rename File" option. IonCube is now enabled.

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