Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function efficiently for the reason that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all cloud web hosting packages which we provide, so every time you need it to install and run some script application which needs it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you are able to change the PHP release that is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the tool for every new version that you set. When you are more experienced, you'll 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 site only, without affecting the entire account. This way you will be able to operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with numerous other web hosting suppliers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to employ any script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool is installed on all servers that are part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. We also support several versions of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.