IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an application which is used to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized use. A lot of script-driven applications, in particular community forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is one of the web hosting environment prerequisites, you have to ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it is not that hard to install it if 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 shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
When you get a cloud website hosting service from us, it will be created on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any kind of problems to manage any script application which requires the tool in order to function appropriately. We also supply a few different versions of PHP, which means that if you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, and in case you go back to the previous release of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you make takes literally just a single click and it takes effect immediately.