A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order 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 this, so, in case you get a paid script and you wish to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't function appropriately for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh website hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website 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 Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux shared hosting that we provide and you're able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications that require it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and set up the app that you'd like right away. The same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our leading-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because 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 application that requires the software tool so as to run effectively. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to do this each and every time you move to a different version, and when you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple websites 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 a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.