Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not work efficiently as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud hosting plans that we offer, so when you need it in order to install and run a script app which needs it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the tool for any new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you'll be able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with many other hosting suppliers available on the market.