A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you purchase a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function properly as most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you buy 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 Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that regardless of the shared web hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you want to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server account which is created on our modern cloud website hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to install any kind of script application that requires the tool. Then use it to launch and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. The change takes effect instantly, which means that you are able to proceed and install the necessary script inside your account. If you'd like to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, you'll need to enable ionCube for the new release too. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.