Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate efficiently due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all of the web hosting plans that we provide, so any time you need it to install and execute some script application which requires it, you can enable it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate the tool for each new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you'll be able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you cannot do with lots of other hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated packages that we provide, so you will not experience any kind of problems if you'd like to install and use a script app which requires the instrument 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 of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you'll be able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative custom-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.