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. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate efficiently for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the website hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (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), so in case you want to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is rather flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Every single semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our cutting-edge cloud website hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, which means that you'll be able to install any kind of script app which needs the tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it'll take you only a couple of clicks to do this. Your change will take effect immediately, which means that you're able to proceed and install the needed script inside your account. If you choose to change the PHP version that's active for your account, you will need to enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our in-house built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.