Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new website hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you get a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The very same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is rather flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you quickly.