IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. Many script-driven applications, especially discussion forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it is close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud website hosting service that we provide and you can enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps which need it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to go ahead and set up the application that you need right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you have never used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to 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.