Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you get a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work effectively as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared hosting account and the tool 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 installed on all web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud hosting that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), which means that in case you want to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to help you very quickly.