Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you get a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work effectively since most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you wish 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 because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud hosting that we offer and you can enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can use script applications which need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, which means that you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like right away. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support multiple releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you haven't used to date, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular 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

Due to the fact that 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 app that requires this tool to run properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Because we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to do this each time you move to a new release, and when you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of program code you can define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.