Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you would like to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore whatever the cloud hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), and in case you choose to switch to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script app that requires the software tool in order to work properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. Because we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do that any time you move to a new version, and if you revert back to a release 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 releases of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you're able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.