Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function effectively as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web app. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot 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 the web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud hosting service that you get during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you decide to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is really flexible, you can set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that 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 app which needs the tool so as to run properly. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this each time you move to a new release, and if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have several websites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you're able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.