Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you obtain a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function appropriately 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 ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all of the web hosting plans which we supply, so any time you require it in order to set up and execute some script application which needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you are able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you need to enable the tool for each new version that you set. If you're more skillful, you'll be 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 will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with lots of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app that needs this software tool in order to run properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of releases of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do this each and every time you switch to a new version, and when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have several sites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.