Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you purchase a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function properly as most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the web hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you want to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server account which is created on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, which means that you can install any script app that requires the software tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do that. The change will take effect instantly, which means that you can go ahead and set up the necessary script in your account. If you would like change the PHP version that is active for your account, you will have to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.