A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not function effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared web hosting package that you select during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from 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), and if you choose to switch to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube 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 will be able to help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool comes with all servers that are part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. We also support different versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.