A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not operate properly since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh web hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared web hosting that we provide and you are able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can work with script applications that require it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and set up the application that you would like right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support several releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used so far, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.