A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared hosting that we supply and you are able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications that need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you will be able to proceed and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support several releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.