Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you wish to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work properly for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared website hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications which need it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the application that you'd like without delay. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.