Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function effectively because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh web hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared 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 Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the website hosting
that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you want to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you can use any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader because the software tool comes with all servers which are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.