Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not function efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new website hosting account and you would like to work with some paid web application. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux cloud hosting that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. This 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 won't need to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you choose to switch to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is really flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all of the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that needs this software tool in order to work efficiently. With several clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for your account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do this each time you switch to a different version, 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 activated. In case you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with several lines of program code you'll be able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.