Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't work efficiently due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the shared hosting packages that we provide, so if you need it in order to set up and execute some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can switch 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. If 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. In this way you are able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you won't be able to do with many other website hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we offer, which means that you will not experience any kind of problems if you would like to install and use a script app that requires the software instrument so as to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to move forward with the app set up without delay. Due to the fact that we employ a hi-tech custom-built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.