A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't function efficiently because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you obtain 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 Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all shared hosting packages that we supply, so any time you require it to install and execute a script app which requires it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you'll be able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the tool for each new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you won't be able to do with lots of other hosting providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, so you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with some script app that requires the software instrument to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ a cutting-edge custom-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code in it.