Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function effectively as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all shared web hosting packages that we supply, so every time you need it in order to install and execute some script application which requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to change the PHP release that's active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you will be able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you can't do with numerous other hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is installed on all the servers that are a part of our innovative cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support different releases of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 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, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so in case you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.