A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't work properly due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you get a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so irrespective of the Linux shared hosting that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), and if you would like to move to another version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can employ any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool is installed on all servers which are part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, therefore if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so if you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of program code.