Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function appropriately for the reason that almost all 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 set up if you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the shared package that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you decide to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you very quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated packages that we provide, so you won't experience any problems if you'd like to install and work with a script application that requires the tool so as to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you will be able to move forward with the app set up without delay. Due to the fact that we employ a revolutionary in-house made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.