Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the cloud hosting plans that we supply, so if you need it to install and execute a script app which needs it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you are able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to enable the tool for every new version which you set. In case you are more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with various other website hosting providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can take advantage of any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all servers that are part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.