A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work appropriately because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud web hosting service that we offer and you can activate it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications that need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, therefore you can proceed and set up the application that you'd like right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have never used so far, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which requires the tool in order to run efficiently. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of releases of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do this each and every time you switch to a new release, and if you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.