Yes, the ionCube Loader is by default installed on our servers.
What is ionCube?
ionCube is an encoding tool for developers to protect their PHP code from being viewed, altered, or even ran on unlicensed machines. Prior to encoding, the source code is compiled to bytecode then eliminated. The PHP extension ionCube Loader then reads and executes the encoded files.
Confirming ionCube Loader is installed
To confirm that the ionCube Loader is installed and available, simply check your phpinfo.php page and do a search for ionCube. You should see it listed under Additional Modules.