A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work properly due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore whatever the shared web hosting
that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The very same section allows 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), so in case you would like to move to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is really flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you very quickly.