A lot of script-driven apps, 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 application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you wish to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate properly due to the fact that almost all 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 present when you get a new website hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so whatever the cloud hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select 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), and in case you want to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another 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 tech support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all 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 this software tool to function properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support a couple of versions of PHP concurrently, you will need to do that any time you move to a different release, but if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have multiple websites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.