A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you purchase a paid script and you would like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't work efficiently due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the website hosting packages that we offer, so if you need it in order to set up and run a script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the tool for every new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you are able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you are able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with a lot of other website hosting service providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated services that we offer, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and work with a script app which requires the tool so as to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to move forward with the application set up without delay. Because we use a hi-tech in-house made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.