Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you wish to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function effectively due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the cloud hosting packages which we provide, so if you need it to set up and run some script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you'll be able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the tool for every new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you'll be able to operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with a lot of other website hosting providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to install and use some script application that requires the software instrument in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, which means that you'll be able to move forward with the app installation without any delays. Since we employ an innovative in-house made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code in it.