Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate appropriately for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared web hosting that we offer and you will be able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can employ script applications which require it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and set up the app that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you've never used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated service that we offer, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script app that requires the software tool to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you are able to move forward with the application installation without delay. Since we employ a revolutionary custom-built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code in it.