Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function properly because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all hosting packages which we supply, so every time you need it to set up and run some script app which requires it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you are able to change the PHP version which is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the tool for every new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you are able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with many other hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we offer, and you won't encounter any problems if you'd like to set up and use some script app that requires the instrument in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, which means that you're able to proceed with the app installation without any delays. Since we employ a revolutionary in-house built platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will have 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 and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code in it.