A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you obtain a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't operate properly as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared website hosting
that you select during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you want to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool comes with all the servers that are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of code.