A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you purchase a paid script and you wish to install it in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are a part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux cloud hosting plan that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section allows you to select the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you decide to switch to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Due to the fact that our platform is very flexible, you may even set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team shall assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can use any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all of the servers that are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you switch back to the previous release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of program code.