Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work appropriately since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud hosting plans which we supply, so if you need it in order to set up and run a script app that needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the instrument for any new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you'll be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this 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 can't do with numerous other web hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader as the tool is available on all servers which are a part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. We also support different releases of PHP, and if you move 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 instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and if you switch back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.