Lots of script-driven applications, 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 called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you acquire a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't operate effectively because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared hosting that we offer and you can enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications which require it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader because the tool is installed on all the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.