Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you purchase a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must 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 that, it won't work efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you get a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every shared hosting that we provide and you'll be able to enable it at any time with only a few clicks, so you'll be able to work with script apps that need it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and install the app that you need without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our leading-edge cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you have not used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all the semi-dedicated servers that we offer, which means that you won't encounter any problems if you would like to set up and work with some script app that requires the tool so as to function properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, so you are able to move forward with the app installation without delay. As we employ an innovative tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of code in it.