Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get 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 it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not work efficiently for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared web 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 Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the hosting plan that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you decide to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team shall help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we offer, so you will not experience any problems if you'd like to install and work with some script application that requires the tool in order to function appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed with the app installation without delay. Since we employ an avant-garde custom-built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code within it.