Lots of script-driven apps, particularly 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 called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you purchase a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't operate efficiently since most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the web hosting plan that you get during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you decide to move to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is quite flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can employ any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the tool is installed on all the servers which are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. We also support different versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.