A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get 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 having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not operate efficiently due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you get a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that need it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you will be able to go ahead and set up the app that you'd like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support a number of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you've never used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular 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
As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which requires this software tool to work properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. Because we support several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do this each and every time you switch to a different release, but if you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.