A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you intend to install it in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't work efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new web hosting account and you want to use some paid web application. If you get a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each shared hosting that we provide and you will be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to use script applications that need it. You are able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or disable ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect in a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed and install the application that you'd like right away. The same section will allow you to change the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support numerous releases on our state-of-the-art cloud platform. If you switch to a release that you have not used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can employ any script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader since the tool is installed on all the servers which are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. We also support multiple versions of PHP, and if you switch 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 example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of code.