Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work properly for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the hosting packages which we provide, so if you require it in order to set up and execute some script app that needs it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for any new version that you set. When you're more skillful, you're able to take advantage of 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 whole account. This way you can manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with various other web hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As 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 which needs the software tool in order to function properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. As we support multiple releases of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to do that every time you switch to a new release, but if you revert back to a version that you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have multiple sites in the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you will be able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.