A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work appropriately due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you would like to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will help you very quickly.