Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure 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 when you obtain a paid script and you want to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate efficiently as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single hosting plan that we offer and you can activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps which require it. You'll be able to do that through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you can go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you've never used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is available on all the servers which are part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support different releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 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, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.