IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A great number of script-driven applications, particularly online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared web hosting that we provide and you're able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which require it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the application that you'd like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you've never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.