Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order 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 that, so if you get a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not work properly due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud plan that we offer and you can enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can use script applications that need it. You are able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you are able to proceed and set up the application that you would like without delay. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support several versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a release that you haven't used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.