A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it will not work appropriately as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud website hosting plans that we provide, so every time you need it in order to install and run a script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Because you're able to change the PHP release which is active for your account in the same section, you will have to activate the tool for every new version that you set. When you are more skillful, you'll be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - something that you can't do with lots of other web hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers that we supply, and you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to install and work with some script application that requires the software instrument to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed with the app set up without any delays. As we employ an innovative in-house built platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.