Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not work appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared website 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 Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the Linux hosting that you select during the signup process, you can enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is really flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall assist you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which needs this software tool so as to function effectively. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. Since we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this each and every time you switch to a new version, but if you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.