Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you wish to install it in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate effectively because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that whatever the shared website hosting plan that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you want to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will help you quickly.