Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you purchase a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work appropriately due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you get a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore regardless of the cloud plan that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through your 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 won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and another 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, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you within minutes.