IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, particularly message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared website hosting package that we provide and you will be able to activate it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that need it. You're able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you will be able to proceed and set up the application that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you switch to a version that you haven't used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.