A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you wish to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared website 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 Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux web hosting package that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple 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 very same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), and if you would like to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team shall help you very quickly.