IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized usage. Many script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you buy a script and you find that ionCube is one of the hosting environment prerequisites, you should make sure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server as the PHP environment should be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all cloud hosting packages that we provide, so any time you need it in order to install and execute some script application that needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you'll be able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for each new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you can use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you are able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with various other web hosting service providers on the market.