Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you purchase a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't work effectively since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you would like to switch to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.