IonCube Loader is a software tool, that's needed to run files which are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering and not authorized usage. A lot of script-driven applications, in particular forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that hard to install it if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all website hosting plans which we offer, so any time you require it to set up and run some script application that needs it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you are able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with a lot of other website hosting suppliers on the market.