Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't function effectively as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux website hosting service that we supply and you'll be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which need it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you've never used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.