Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function effectively due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared website hosting package that we supply and you can enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can use script apps which require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support several versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.