Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you get a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not function properly because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all servers that are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software 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 particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.