Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as 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 that, it will not work efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new website hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux hosting that we supply and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to use script apps which need it. You will be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you can go ahead and install the application that you need right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our cutting-edge cloud platform. If you move to a version that you have not used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader 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
In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all the servers that are part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.