Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't function efficiently as most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all shared hosting packages that we provide, so if you require it to set up and run a script application that needs it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will need to enable the instrument for each new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you'll be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with various other website hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply, and you won't have any problems if you'd like to set up and work with a script application that requires the software tool so as to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you can move forward with the app installation without any delays. Since we employ a cutting-edge tailor-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable 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 a few lines of code in it.