Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you obtain a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate properly as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new web hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to pick 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), so in case you would like to move to another version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is quite flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you need to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated service that we supply, which means that you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and use a script application which requires the tool in order to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you'll be able to move forward with the application set up without delay. Because we use a revolutionary custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader or 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 few lines of code inside it.