Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud hosting plan that we provide and you are able to enable it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to employ script apps that need it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you are able to go ahead and set up the application that you need without delay. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you move to a version that you have not used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, and you won't experience any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and work with some script application which requires the instrument to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you can proceed with the application set up without delay. For the reason that we use an avant-garde custom-built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code in it.