A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you get a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work effectively as most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared website hosting that we offer and you can activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you can employ script apps which require it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you can go ahead and install the application that you'd like right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support several releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. If you move to a release that you've never used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As 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 needs this software tool to work efficiently. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do that any time you move to a new version, but when you revert back to a release which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. When you have several websites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you are able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.