A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't operate effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud website hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP release for your account (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), so in case you choose to move to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all of the semi-dedicated hosting plans that we supply, and you won't encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and use some script app which requires the instrument in order to function properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you're able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. As we employ a hi-tech custom platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.