Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the web hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to help you quickly.