A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you obtain a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function effectively since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you buy 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 Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud website hosting that we supply and you can enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps that require it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you will be able to proceed and set up the app that you need right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.