A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work effectively since most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud hosting packages that we supply, so any time you require it in order to set up and execute some script application which needs it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the tool for any new version which you set. If you're more skillful, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you can't do with various other hosting suppliers available on the market.