Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you would like to install it in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work effectively because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you purchase a shared 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 Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is present on all the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting that you get during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The same section allows you to pick the PHP release for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you would like to switch to another version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is really 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 would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 technical support team will assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Each and every semi-dedicated server account that's set up on our modern cloud web hosting platform comes with ionCube Loader support, so you will be able to install any kind of script application which needs the software tool. Then employ it to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it'll take you just a couple of clicks to do that. The change takes effect immediately, which means that you will be able to proceed and set up the needed script inside your account. If you would like change the PHP version which is active for your account, you need to activate ionCube for the new version too. Our custom-built platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you are able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.