Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not work effectively because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to work with some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the website hosting that you select during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you want to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Since all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app that requires this software tool so as to work efficiently. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the 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 move to a new release, and if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you will be able to create 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 no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.