A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you would like to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you very quickly.