A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to install it in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do this, it won't work properly as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to work with 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 whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore regardless of the shared service that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The very same section allows you to select the PHP version 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), and if you want to move to some other version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is rather flexible, you can even set another PHP version and another status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will be able to help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each and every semi-dedicated server account that's generated on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to set up any kind of script application which needs the tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your online presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it'll take you no more than a couple of clicks to do that. The change will take effect instantly, which means that you will be able to go ahead and set up the needed script in your account. If you choose to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, you'll have to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in each domain folder. In the same way, you can enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.