Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you would like to install it in a 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 find a way to do that, it won't operate appropriately due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux cloud web hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you choose to move to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very flexible, you can set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team will assist you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated service that we provide, and you won't have any problems if you'd like to install and work with a script application which requires the software tool in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, so you're able to move forward with the app set up without delay. Since we employ a hi-tech in-house built platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code inside it.