Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you get a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all shared website hosting packages which we supply, so when you require it to set up and execute a script app that requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you will be able to employ 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 this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you'll be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites inside the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other website hosting service providers on the market.