A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a 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 in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't operate effectively since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new hosting account and you would like to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
When you obtain a shared web hosting from our company, it'll be created on our custom cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to run any script app which needs the tool so as to run appropriately. We also supply several different versions of PHP, which means that in case you switch the version, you need to activate ionCube again. Our platform remembers the changes you make, which means that if you go back to the previous version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube tool can be operated through the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Any change that you make takes literally just a single click and it will take effect instantly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool is available on all servers that are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support different versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case 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 select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.