Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you purchase a paid script and you want to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function effectively as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, which means that irrespective of the shared web hosting plan that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP release 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), and if you decide to switch to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is rather flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated plans that we supply, which means that you will not have any problems in case you would like to set up and work with some script application which requires the software instrument in order to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. For the reason that we employ an innovative custom-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code within it.