IonCube Loader is a software tool, which is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Various script-driven applications, in particular message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux website hosting that we offer and you will be able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can employ script apps which need it. You are able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and set up the app that you need without delay. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support several versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.