Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to use some paid web app. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the hosting service that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you choose to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which needs the software tool so as to work efficiently. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this any time you move to a different version, but if you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.