A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function efficiently because most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to use some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
When you purchase a Linux hosting from our company, it will be created on our custom cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any kind of problems to run any script app that requires the instrument so as to run appropriately. We also provide a few different versions of PHP, so if you change the version, you will need to activate ionCube again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, which means that when you switch back to the previous version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you make takes literally just a click and it takes effect instantly.