Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh hosting account and you want to work with some paid web application. If you buy a shared 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 Cloud Hosting
If you purchase a Linux cloud hosting package through our company, it will be set up on our in-house made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any problems to manage any script application which needs the instrument in order to run properly. In addition, we offer you several different versions of PHP, therefore in case you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, and in case you go back to the earlier version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. Both the PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Every adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it'll take effect immediately.