A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you buy a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't operate efficiently as most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you would like to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the cloud web hosting packages which we provide, so when you require it in order to install and run some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can switch the PHP release which is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the instrument for every new version that you set. In case you are more experienced, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with various other web hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to take advantage of any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the tool comes with all servers that are part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.