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

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux shared package that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow 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 another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is rather flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader as the tool is installed on all the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support various versions of PHP, and if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.