A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web app. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all of the hosting packages that we provide, so any time you require it in order to install and run some script app that requires it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you are able to change the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to enable the tool for each new version that you set. In case you are more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you will be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you will not be able to do with many other hosting service providers out there.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting
IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated services that we offer, and you won't experience any problems in case you'd like to set up and use some script application which requires the software instrument so as to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you are able to move forward with the app set up without any delays. Since we use an innovative custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code in it.