Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you obtain a paid script and you would like to set it up in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't work properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new web hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud hosting package that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with just a few clicks, so you can take advantage of script apps which need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, which means that you can proceed and install the app that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you've never used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app that needs the tool so as to function properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Because we support multiple releases of PHP at the same time, you will need to do this every time you move to a new version, but when you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have a couple of sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.