Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't operate efficiently since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the website hosting packages that we provide, so when you require it in order to set up and run a script application which needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you'll be able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for any new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you're able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you cannot do with various other website hosting service providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to use any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader because the software tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support several releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 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, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.