Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't work effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud website hosting packages which we offer, so if you need it in order to install and run a script app that needs it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you can change the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you will be able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with many other hosting suppliers out there.