Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to install it in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux cloud hosting that you choose during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you would like to switch to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team shall assist you in no time.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server account that's generated on our modern cloud website hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you will be able to install any script app that needs the tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you just a few clicks to do this. Your change takes effect right away, so you will be able to proceed and install the necessary script in your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version which is active for the account, you'll need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our tailor-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.