Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you obtain a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work efficiently as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you buy a shared website 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 Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud website hosting that we offer and you're able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script apps that need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you can proceed and set up the application that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you have never used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.