Lots 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 application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate effectively since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared web hosting plan that we provide and you're able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to employ script applications that require it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you will be able to proceed and set up the app that you would like right away. The same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you've never used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.