IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. Various script-driven apps, particularly message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server because the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you are able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script apps which need it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the application that you need without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support multiple versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have not used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.