Plenty 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 known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you purchase a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function appropriately since most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the cloud web hosting plan that you pick during the signup process, you can activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to move to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by 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, the 24/7 support team will be able to assist you within minutes.