A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not work effectively since most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new web hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud web hosting packages that we offer, so when you need it to set up and run a script app that needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for any new version that you set. When you are more skillful, you're able to use 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. Thus you'll be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you will not be able to do with a lot of other web hosting providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all the servers which are part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. We also support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you move 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 enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool 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 particular domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.