IonCube Loader is a tool, that's necessary to run files which are encrypted with ionCube PHP Encoder. The latter is an app designed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or unauthorized use. A great number of script-driven applications, in particular online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, so when you obtain a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of web hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Although it is not that hard to install it when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
If you obtain a Linux shared web hosting through us, it'll be created on our in-house made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any problems to manage any script app that needs the tool to function appropriately. In addition, we offer you a few different releases of PHP, which means that in case you switch the version, you'll have to enable ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, so in case you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. The PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a click and it'll take effect right away.