IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal usage. Many script-driven applications, particularly forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that difficult to set it up if 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 should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared web hosting package that we provide and you will be able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that need it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you're able to go ahead and install the app that you need right away. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.