Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you purchase a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work properly due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new web hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux shared website hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you choose to move to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is really flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team shall help you in no time.