A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you wish to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable 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 hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), which means that if you decide to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is rather flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you buy a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool comes with all of the servers which are a part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.