Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you purchase a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux shared web hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to choose the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you would like to switch to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all of the 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 app which needs the tool to work efficiently. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do that every time you move to a new version, but if you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account altogether.