Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't operate appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared website hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you can use script applications which require it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and set up the app that you need right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support a number of versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you'll need 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 release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all servers which are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.