Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly 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 application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore whatever the shared website hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you would like to switch to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is really flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated plans that we provide, and you won't experience any problems if you'd like to install and work with some script application that requires the instrument so as to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that 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 application set up without any delays. Because we employ a cutting-edge custom-built platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.