IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal use. Various script-driven apps, especially online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud website hosting that we offer and you are able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps which require it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support several versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.