Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't work appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared website 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 Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all cloud web hosting packages which we provide, so when you require it in order to install and run a script application which needs it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for every new version which you set. In case you are more skillful, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you are able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with lots of other hosting service providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Due to the fact that all the 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 app which needs this tool to function properly. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Since we support several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do that every time you move to a different version, and when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.