IonCube Loader is an instrument, which is necessary to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an app employed to make PHP code human unreadable, as a way to protect it from reverse engineering or not authorized usage. Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly online forums, content management systems and e-commerce solutions are protected with ionCube PHP Encoder, therefore when you buy a script and you notice that ionCube is on the list of hosting environment requirements, you should ensure that your website hosting server has the tool pre-installed. While it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's close to impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server as the PHP environment will have to be precompiled and all clients on the server will be affected.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the shared hosting plans which we supply, so when you require it to install and run a script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you won't be able to do with many other website hosting suppliers out there.