Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't function effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you decide to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each and every semi-dedicated server account that is generated on our modern cloud website hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, which means that you can set up any script app which requires the tool. Then employ it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it will take you no more than a few clicks to do this. The change will take effect without delay, so you're able to go ahead and set up the needed script in your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version that is active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new version as well. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.