A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you would like to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not work appropriately as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh website hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud hosting that we provide and you're able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and install the application that you'd like without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support several releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.