Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work efficiently as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't 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 packages that we supply, so any time you need it to install and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to switch the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for each new version which you set. In case you are more skillful, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you will be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with various other website hosting service providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we offer, and you won't experience any problems if you would like to set up and work with some script application which requires the software tool so as to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you'll be able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. As we employ a cutting-edge custom-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code within it.