A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has 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 won't work appropriately because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud hosting that we supply and you are able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can employ script apps that require it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you're able to proceed and install the application that you'd like right away. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our advanced cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you haven't used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can employ any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader because the software tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.