A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a web hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't work appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to work with some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you want to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very flexible, you can even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Due to the fact that all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which needs the software tool so as to work efficiently. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do this any time you move to a new version, and when you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you are able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.