A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the cloud website hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to choose 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), so if you decide to switch to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because 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. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which needs the tool in order to function properly. With several clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you will need to do this each time you move to a different version, but if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several sites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you're able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.