Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as 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 that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you'd like to set it up 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 if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work appropriately 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 should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Web Hosting
IonCube Loader is provided with all web hosting plans that we provide, so when you require it to install and run some script app which needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the instrument for each new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you can manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you cannot do with various other hosting providers on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the tool is available on all of the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various versions of PHP, and 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 example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.