IonCube Loader is a tool, that is needed to run files that are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore if you get a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment should be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

When you purchase a hosting plan from us, it'll be set up on our tailor-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any problems to manage any script application which needs the tool so as to run appropriately. In addition, we supply a few different versions of PHP, so if you switch the version, you'll have to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, and when you switch back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every change that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect immediately.