Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not operate effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore regardless of the shared website hosting that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you choose to move to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall assist you quickly.