A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you would like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't operate effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared web hosting that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The very same section enables you to choose the PHP version 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 want to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is really flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because all of the 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 requires the software tool so as to work properly. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. Since we support several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll have to do this any time you move to a new version, but if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have multiple websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you will be able to set up 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 and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.