Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you get a shared hosting account and the instrument 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 with all of the web hosting packages which we provide, so any time you need it to install and execute a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you need to activate the tool for any new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other website hosting providers available on the market.