A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as 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 that, it won't work effectively since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux cloud website hosting service that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The very same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (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), so if you would like to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is really flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will help you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

As all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which needs this tool in order to run effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you are able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support several releases of PHP concurrently, you will have to do this any time you move to a different version, and when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you can define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.