A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function effectively because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single cloud web hosting that we supply and you are able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications which need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you need right away. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support a number of versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to activate ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all of the 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 that requires this tool so as to run properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. As we support several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do that any time you move to a different version, and if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several websites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.