IonCube Loader is a tool, which is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Plenty of script-driven applications, especially message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you get a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment requirements, you have to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared web hosting that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can work with script applications which require it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the 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 install the app that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you've never used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.