Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you purchase a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to 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 degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the web hosting that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall assist you very quickly.