Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, 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 that, so if you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function efficiently since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with every single web hosting plan that we supply and you will be able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps which require it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and install the application that you'd like without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool 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 specific domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.