Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, 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, in case you get a paid script and you intend to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't operate properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared website hosting account and the tool 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 supplied with each and every shared hosting plan that we supply and you are able to activate it at any time with only a couple of clicks, so you can take advantage of script applications that need it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to activate or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, so you'll be able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support multiple releases on our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. In case you switch to a version that you have not used so far, you will have to activate ionCube Loader again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated hosting plans that we provide, which means that you won't experience any kind of problems if you'd like to set up and work with some script app which requires the software tool in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, which means that you are able to move forward with the app installation without any delays. Because we use an avant-garde tailor-made platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also 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 making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code in it.