Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the web hosting plans which we offer, so every time you require it in order to install and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to change the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you will need to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you can 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 site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you cannot do with various other hosting providers on the market.