Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you purchase a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't work properly for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the cloud service that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you choose to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting service that we offer, which means that you will not have any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and work with some script app which requires the software tool to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. Since we employ an avant-garde in-house built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.