Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you purchase a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work properly as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the cloud website hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you choose to switch to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you need to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated services that we supply, so you won't have any problems in case you would like to set up and use a script app which requires the tool so as to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you're able to proceed with the app set up without delay. Because we employ a hi-tech custom platform and we support many different versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.