ioncube error on Activation of wordpress plugin

If you get an error like:

“the file [xxx]/example_file.php requires the ionCube PHP Loader to be installed by the website operator. If you are the website operator please use the ionCube Loader Wizard to assist with installation.”

It means your server doesn’t have ioncube installed. Ioncube usually comes preinstalled by most hosting providers however some rare ones dont (e.g godaddy), in such case you will need to contact your hosting provider and ask them to install it for you.