A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work effectively due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the cloud website hosting that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (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), so in case you want to switch to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is quite flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up 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 to function properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Since we support several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do that each and every time you switch to a new release, and when you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.