A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't operate effectively as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you buy a shared website 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 Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single website hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script applications which need it. You are able to do that through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you'll be able to go ahead and install the application that you would like without delay. The very same section allows you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, as we support numerous versions on our advanced cloud platform. In case you move to a release that you've never used so far, you'll have to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is available on all the servers which are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 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, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.