Plenty of script-driven apps, especially 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 named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't function properly since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh website hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the Linux website hosting package that you get during the signup process, you will 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 web hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section enables you to select the PHP version 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), which means that in case you decide to switch to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very flexible, you can set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we supply, so you will not have any problems if you would like to install and work with some script app that requires the software tool to function properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you are able to proceed with the app set up without delay. Due to the fact that we use a cutting-edge custom-built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.