Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you purchase a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate efficiently for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all the cloud hosting packages that we supply, so if you require it to set up and run a script app which requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you are able to switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you need to enable the instrument for each new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you're able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with numerous other web hosting suppliers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Because all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which needs the software tool to work effectively. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do that every time you switch to a new version, but when you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of websites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you'll be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.