IonCube Loader is a software instrument, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Lots of script-driven apps, particularly discussion forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud hosting that we provide and you'll be able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that need it. You're able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you can go ahead and install the application that you need right away. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support several releases on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you've never used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced 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.