Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't function appropriately because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single web hosting plan that we offer and you will be able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications that need it. You'll be able to do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and install the application that you'd like right away. The exact same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you've never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all 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 which needs the tool so as to work properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to do that each time you switch to a new release, but when you revert back to a release that you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have several sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with several lines of code you are able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.