Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode 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 this, so when you purchase a paid script and you would like to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't function properly as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud web hosting that we offer and you will be able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can employ script applications that need it. You will be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you are able to go ahead and set up the app that you'd like right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support multiple versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you've never used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use a script application which requires the instrument to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you can move forward with the app installation without delay. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech in-house made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code in it.