Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work effectively because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, so irrespective of the cloud website hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through 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 need to do anything complex. The very same section will allow you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and in case you would like to move to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is very flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the Linux semi-dedicated servers that we supply, which means that you will not experience any problems if you'd like to install and work with some script app that requires the software tool to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you are able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to activate ionCube every 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 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 couple of lines of program code within it.