A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not work properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
When you buy a cloud website hosting plan from us, it'll be created on our custom-built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you won't have any problems to run any script app which requires the tool to function appropriately. In addition, we provide several different releases of PHP, so if you switch the version, you'll need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, so in case you go back to the previous version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you make takes literally just a click and it'll take effect without delay.