IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is necessary to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. Many script-driven applications, particularly online forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the cloud hosting plans that we provide, so every time you require it in order to set up and execute some script application that requires it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you're 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 this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other website hosting suppliers on the market.