Lots of script-driven applications, especially 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 want to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't function efficiently as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web app. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
When you buy a cloud hosting plan from us, it'll be set up on our in-house built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you won't have any problems to manage any script app which needs the tool in order to run properly. Furthermore, we offer several different versions of PHP, which means that in case you change the version, you will need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, which means that in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version and the ionCube tool can be operated from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each change that you make takes literally just a click and it takes effect without delay.