A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you get a paid script and you wish to install it in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work effectively as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a new web hosting account and you would like to take advantage of some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the shared hosting packages which we supply, so any time you require it in order to set up and run a script app that needs it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to change the PHP version that's active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for each new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you will be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you'll be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites within the same account - a thing that you cannot do with various other website hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that requires this software tool to work properly. With several clicks in the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for the account. As we support several releases of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do this each time you move to a new version, but if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. In case you have several websites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you are able to define both the PHP version plus the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.