A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work properly as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux website hosting that we provide and you're able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps which require it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you are able to proceed and set up the application that you would like right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply, and you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use some script application which requires the software instrument in order to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you'll be able to move forward with the app installation without delay. For the reason that we use a hi-tech tailor-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to activate 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 several lines of code inside it.