A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, 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, in case you acquire a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't operate properly as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared hosting service
that we offer and you can enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you can work with script applications which need it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you can go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. If you move to a version that you have not used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated service
that we supply, so you will not experience any problems in case you would like to install and work with some script application that requires the tool to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy 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 a minute, so you will be able to proceed with the app installation without delay. As we use a hi-tech custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code in it.