Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function properly as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud hosting that we supply and you're able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can use script applications that require it. You are able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you're able to proceed and install the application that you would like without delay. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP release which is active for your account, as we support multiple versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you have not used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced 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 whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can take advantage of any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is available on all of the servers which are a part of our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.