A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function effectively because most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you choose to move to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is really flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will help you within minutes.