Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate appropriately as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
When you buy a cloud website hosting plan through our company, it'll be created on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to manage any script application which requires the instrument to run appropriately. We also provide several different releases of PHP, therefore in case you switch the version, you will have to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, and when you move back to the earlier release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed from the PHP Configuration section of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any change that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect instantly.