Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud plan that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple 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 have to do anything complex. The same section allows you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you choose to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you within minutes.