Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not work properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Hosting
IonCube Loader comes with all the hosting packages which we provide, so any time you require it in order to install and run some script app that requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for any new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you are able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you can manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you won't be able to do with lots of other hosting providers available on the market.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our modern cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.