Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain 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 Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud website hosting packages that we provide, so when you need it to install and run a script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the tool for each new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you'll be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with many other hosting suppliers on the market.