A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you get a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not function properly as most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared hosting that you pick during the signup process, you can activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section enables you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), and in case you would like to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is rather flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
As all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application that requires this software tool in order to function efficiently. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. As we support multiple releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to do that each time you move to a different version, and when you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have multiple websites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.