A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encoded 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 fresh website hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared plan that we supply and you'll be able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps that need it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you can proceed and set up the app that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader as the tool is available on all servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different releases of PHP, so if you move 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 example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.