Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate effectively as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the shared hosting that you get during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you choose to move to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is very flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you very quickly.