Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work effectively since most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux cloud website hosting that you get during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you want to move to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another 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, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you within minutes.