IonCube Loader is a tool, which is necessary to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Numerous script-driven applications, particularly forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you get a script and you find that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared web hosting that we supply and you are able to enable it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can use script apps that need it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.