Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you wish to install it in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you get a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared web hosting service that you select during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP release for your account (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), so in case you decide to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Each semi-dedicated server account that is set up on our outstanding cloud hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, so you will be able to set up any kind of script application which needs the software tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of the Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a few clicks to do that. The change takes effect instantly, so you will be able to go ahead and install the necessary script inside your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version which is active for your account, you will need to enable ionCube for the new version too. Our in-house made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.