A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not work appropriately for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud hosting that we supply and you can activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can work with script apps which need it. You're able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The exact same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you have never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to 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 Servers
As all of 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 needs the tool in order to run effectively. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Because we support multiple releases of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do that each time you move to a different version, but if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have several websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.