Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you get a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function effectively due to the fact that most 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 installed when you get a new hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux shared web hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can work with script applications that need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you can proceed and set up the app that you need without delay. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you have never used to date, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all the servers which are part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, so if you switch 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 release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.