Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you wish to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not function effectively because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new website hosting account and you would like to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux web hosting that we offer and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script apps that need it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you will be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, because we support several versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.