IonCube Loader is a software instrument, that's required to run files that are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder. The aforementioned is an application employed to make PHP code human unreadable, so as to protect it from reverse engineering and / or not authorized use. A great number of script-driven applications, particularly online forums, cms and e-commerce solutions are encoded with ionCube PHP Encoder, which means that when you purchase a script and you find that ionCube is among the website hosting environment prerequisites, you need to ensure that your website hosting server has the instrument pre-installed. Though it's not that hard to set it up when you have your own server, it's almost impossible to do that on a shared web hosting server for the reason that the PHP environment shall have to be precompiled and all the clients on the server shall be affected.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the website hosting packages that we provide, so when you need it in order to set up and run some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to change the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the tool for each new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - something that you can't do with lots of other web hosting suppliers out there.