Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't operate efficiently as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new website hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the shared hosting packages which we offer, so every time you need it in order to install and execute some script application which needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of 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 site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you will not be able to do with lots of other hosting providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer, so you won't experience any kind of problems if you'd like to install and work with some script application which requires the software instrument in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you can move forward with the app set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we use an innovative tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.