IonCube Loader is a tool, that's required to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A lot of script-driven apps, especially community forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the website hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single website hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications that need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced 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.