Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you purchase a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't function appropriately for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the Linux hosting package that you select during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to move to some other version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is quite flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team shall help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app that requires the tool to work efficiently. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you will need to do that any time you switch to a new release, and when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.