A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function appropriately for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the cloud website hosting plan that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section allows you to select 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 in case you would like to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is quite flexible, you can set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated plans that we provide, so you won't encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to set up and use a script application that requires the tool in order to operate appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you can proceed with the app installation without delay. Because we employ an innovative custom-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube any time you switch to a version that you haven't used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and 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 a couple of lines of program code inside it.