A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate effectively since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh web hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you buy a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so whatever the website hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you want to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team will help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server account which is generated on our modern cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to set up any script application which needs the tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Your change will take effect without delay, which means that you're able to proceed and set up the necessary script in your account. If you decide to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, you will need to enable ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.