Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you intend to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not function properly for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh web hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you get a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every website hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps that require it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a release that you've never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
As all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app which requires the software tool in order to run efficiently. With several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support a couple of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this each time you move to a different release, and when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have several sites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.