A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you purchase a paid script and you wish to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not operate properly since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web app. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud service that we provide and you are able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you will be able to use script apps that require it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and set up the application that you'd like right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application that needs this software tool so as to work efficiently. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do this each and every time you switch to a different release, and when you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple websites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you'll be able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the hosting account altogether.