Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function properly because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting service that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to employ any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool comes with all servers which are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various versions of PHP, so if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.