Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work effectively since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each Linux cloud hosting that we offer and you'll be able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can use script apps that need it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you are able to proceed and install the application that you need without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support multiple versions on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you haven't used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to 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 the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application that requires this tool in order to work efficiently. With several clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. Because we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do that any time you switch to a new release, and if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have a couple of sites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.