Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the website hosting plans which we supply, so if you need it in order to set up and execute some script app which requires it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the tool for every new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you're 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 that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you can operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you cannot do with a lot of other hosting service providers out there.