Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you intend to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't function effectively since most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide, so when you require it in order to set up and run a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate the tool for every new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you can take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you can operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you will not be able to do with numerous other web hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven app which requires ionCube Loader because the software tool comes with all servers which are part of our state-of-the-art cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support different releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 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, for instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.