Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not work properly due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web app. If you purchase a shared web 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 Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you can activate it from the 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 will not need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you decide to move to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you quickly.