Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't function appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud website hosting plan that we provide and you are able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can use script applications which require it. You're able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you've never used to date, you'll have 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 version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated plans that we supply, and you will not experience any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and use some script application that requires the software tool so as to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you will be able to move forward with the application set up without any delays. For the reason that we use a revolutionary custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you move 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 a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.