Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work efficiently because most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh hosting account and you would like to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud web hosting package that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube 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, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can take advantage of any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool is available on all of the servers which are part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support several releases of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of program code.