Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as 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 when you purchase a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't function efficiently for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. 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 Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the shared hosting packages which we supply, so when you need it in order to set up and execute a script application that requires it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you are able to change the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you will need to enable the instrument for any new version which you set. When you are more experienced, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you'll be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with a lot of other hosting providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we provide, which means that you won't have any kind of problems if you would like to install and use some script app which requires the instrument to function appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you are able to move forward with the app set up without any delays. Because we use an innovative tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code within it.