Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you get a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work appropriately because almost all 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 set up when you get a new hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the hosting packages that we provide, so when you require it in order to set up and run some script app which requires it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to switch the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you will be able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with lots of other web hosting suppliers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any script-driven application which requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool is available on all the servers which are part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy 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 website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.