Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you purchase a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function efficiently as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud hosting that we supply and you will be able to activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can employ script apps which need it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and set up the app that you would like right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you have not used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all semi-dedicated servers that we supply, which means that you won't have any problems in case you would like to set up and work with a script app which requires the software instrument to function properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you are able to move forward with the application set up without any delays. Since we use an innovative custom platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.