A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you get a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't work efficiently due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web app. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux web hosting package that you select during the signup process, you can activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2), and in case you want to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is rather flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 support team shall help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Because all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app which needs the software tool in order to run effectively. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Since we support several releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that each time you switch to a different release, but if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several sites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.