Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you wish to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the Linux cloud hosting that you select during the signup process, you will be able to activate it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you want to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is very flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing 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 assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you will be able to employ any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader as the software tool is available on all servers that are part of our modern cloud hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.