A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you buy a paid script and you'd like to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate effectively as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer, so every time you require it to install and execute a script application that needs it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you will need to enable the tool for every new version that you set. If you are more skillful, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you can run both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - something that you cannot do with a lot of other hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app that requires the software tool in order to function properly. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. Because we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you will have to do this each time you move to a different release, but when you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have a couple of sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you'll be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of program code you will be able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the hosting account altogether.