Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you would like to install it in a web hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to pick 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), which means that if you choose to switch to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you can set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated plans that we offer, so you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use some script app which requires the tool in order to operate properly. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, therefore you'll be able to move forward with the application installation without any delays. For the reason that we use an avant-garde in-house built platform and we support multiple versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube every time you switch 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 release different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code within it.