A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not work effectively due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single website hosting that we offer and you're able to activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script apps which require it. You're able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, so you will be able to go ahead and set up the app that you need without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used to date, you will have to activate ionCube Loader 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

Since 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 application which needs this tool so as to run properly. With just a few clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this every time you move to a different version, and if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have several websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you can define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.