IonCube Loader is a software tool, that is required to run files that are protected 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 not authorized usage. Plenty of script-driven apps, especially discussion boards, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you find that ionCube is on the list of website hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the tool pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up if you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared hosting server since the PHP environment should be precompiled and all of the clients on the server shall be affected.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all hosting packages that we provide, so any time you require it in order to set up and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you're able to 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 this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - something that you cannot do with lots of other web hosting suppliers available on the market.