Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you obtain a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not work effectively due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the cloud web hosting packages that we offer, so when you require it in order to set up and execute some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you will need to activate the tool for each new version that you set. If you're more experienced, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with lots of other web hosting service providers on the market.