IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Various script-driven apps, in particular community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it is not that difficult to install it if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared web 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 Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud web hosting that we supply and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications that need it. You will be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you'll be able to go ahead and install the app that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you've never used to date, you will have to activate 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 whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.