A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not operate appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud web hosting that we supply and you can enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which require it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and set up the app that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you'll have to enable 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 whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.