IonCube Loader is a tool, that is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app that is used to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering and / or illegal use. Lots of script-driven applications, in particular discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that if you purchase a script and you notice that ionCube is among the web hosting environment requirements, you have to ensure that your web hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Although it's not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server because the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared web hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can employ script applications which require it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you've never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.