IonCube Loader is a tool, that is required to run files which are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, to protect it from reverse engineering or illegal usage. A large number of script-driven apps, particularly discussion boards, content management systems and electronic commerce solutions are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the hosting environment prerequisites, you should ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. While it's not that difficult to set it up when you have your own server, it is almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server due to the fact that the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the hosting plans which we provide, so when you require it to set up and run some script app that requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you need to enable the tool for each new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you'll be able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with numerous other web hosting service providers out there.