A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you acquire a paid script and you wish to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate appropriately for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux web hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps which need it. You're able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you've never used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.