A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function properly because most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore regardless of the hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the 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 hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is really flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will help you very quickly.