A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you purchase a paid script and you would like to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh web hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the website hosting packages which we provide, so every time you require it to set up and run a script app that requires it, you can enable it with a click in the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you are able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the tool for every new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you are able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you're able to run both new and older script applications for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with lots of other website hosting suppliers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader as the software tool comes with all the servers which are part of our revolutionary cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several versions 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 example, you can activate ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.