IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are encoded 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 unauthorized use. A number of script-driven apps, particularly message boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you are able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script applications that require it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you'd like right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.