Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function effectively due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website 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 cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply, and you will not have any kind of problems if you'd like to install and work with a script application which requires the software instrument in order to function appropriately. 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 a minute, therefore you can proceed with the app set up without any delays. As we use a cutting-edge custom platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable 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 code within it.