Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you intend to set it up in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function efficiently as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud package that we offer and you are able to enable it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications that require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you'd like without delay. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, as we support a variety of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a version that you have never used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can employ any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool comes with all servers which are part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support multiple releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 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, for example, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.