A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function appropriately as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the shared website hosting plans which we supply, so if you need it in order to install and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you'll have to activate the instrument for every new version which you set. When you're more skillful, 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 that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you are able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple websites inside the same account - something that you won't be able to do with a lot of other hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application which requires the tool in order to work effectively. With a couple of clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. Since we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do this any time you move to a different release, and if you revert back to a version which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have multiple websites inside the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with several lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.