A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you wish to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux web 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 that need it. You're able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to go ahead and install the app that you'd like without delay. The very same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to employ any kind of script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is available on all of the servers that are a part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.