Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not operate appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment shall 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 anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to work with script applications which require it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you haven't used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.