A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't function efficiently as most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all the web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux shared hosting that you get during the signup process, you can activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section enables you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that in case you want to move to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is very flexible, you can set a different PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all of 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 app which requires this tool so as to function efficiently. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support a couple of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to do that each time you switch to a new version, and if you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several websites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.