A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function effectively because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore whatever the shared website hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you would like to switch to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool comes with all the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support different versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of program code.