Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work efficiently because most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh web hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the Linux website hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you want to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which requires the tool so as to run effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Since we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you will need to do this any time you switch to a new release, but when you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.