Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you obtain a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function efficiently because most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux shared service that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you choose to switch to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is rather flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool is available on all of the servers that are a part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support several versions of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.