Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work properly because most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all cloud hosting packages which we provide, so any time you require it to install and run some script app that requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to change the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for every new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you are able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - something that you cannot do with various other website hosting suppliers out there.