Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not function properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
If you get a Linux shared hosting
from us, it will be set up on our tailor-made cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you will not have any problems to manage any script app that needs the instrument in order to function properly. We also offer you a few different versions of PHP, therefore if you switch the version, you need to enable ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, which means that in case you go back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be enabled. Both the PHP version as well as the ionCube instrument can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a single click and it takes effect at once.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server
package from our company, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader as the tool is available on all servers which are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 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, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.