Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files 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 that, so if you acquire a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work effectively because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared hosting package that we supply and you are able to enable it anytime with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to use script apps that need it. You're able to do that from 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 will take effect within a minute, so you can go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our advanced cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you haven't used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder so as to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all the servers that are a part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, which means that if you move 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 release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.