IonCube Loader is an instrument, that's needed to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application designed to make PHP code human unreadable, in order to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. A great number of script-driven apps, in particular forums, cms and electronic commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so if you acquire a script and you notice that ionCube is among the website hosting environment requirements, you should make sure that your web hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that difficult to set it up if you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the web hosting plans that we provide, so when you require it to install and run a script application that needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you'll be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with many other website hosting suppliers on the market.