A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you purchase a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having 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 effectively as most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the shared plan
that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you would like to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team shall assist you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server
plan from us, you can take advantage of any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is available on all of the servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the software 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 specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.