IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. Various script-driven apps, particularly message boards, cms and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you need to make sure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud package that we supply and you will be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps that require it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and install the application that you would like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you have not used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.