A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you purchase a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work properly as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud web hosting plans which we supply, so when you require it in order to set up and run a script application which requires it, you can enable it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to change the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the tool for each new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you will be able to run both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you won't be able to do with numerous other website hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which requires this tool in order to work efficiently. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Since we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do that every time you switch to a new version, but when you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have several websites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you are able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.