A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate properly due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Cloud Hosting
IonCube Loader is available on all web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux cloud plan that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have 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, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), and if you want to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you within minutes.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all servers which are a part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, and 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 instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.