A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not work appropriately because most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we supply, so every time you require it to install and run a script application which requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you're able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you are able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. This way you are able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you can't do with various other website hosting providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is installed on all of the servers which are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions of PHP, which means that if you switch 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 activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.