IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that is needed to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and illegal use. A lot of script-driven applications, particularly message boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you need to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it is not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you can activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can employ script apps that need it. You are able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you can proceed and set up the app that you would like right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you've 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 particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.