Plenty 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 application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you intend to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not function efficiently due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh web hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web application. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore regardless of the hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is really flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you within minutes.