IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized use. Lots of script-driven apps, in particular online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you acquire a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you're able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that require it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you can proceed and install the application that you'd like right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support several releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you have not used to date, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.