IonCube Loader is a tool, which is needed to run files that are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and unauthorized usage. Numerous script-driven applications, particularly online forums, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you obtain a script and you find that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared hosting that we provide and you are able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can employ script applications which need it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you need right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.