Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work efficiently due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Web Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all shared web hosting packages which we supply, so any time you require it in order to set up and execute some script app that requires it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the tool for every new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you're able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with a lot of other web hosting suppliers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to use any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool is available on all the servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, so 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 example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the tool 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 without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.