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 application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you want to install it in a website hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function effectively for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web app. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud hosting packages which we offer, so any time you need it in order to set up and run some script app which needs it, you can activate it with a single click from the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Since you'll be able to switch the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the tool for each new version that you set. If you are more experienced, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with numerous other website hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can employ any kind of script-driven app that requires ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is installed on all of the servers which are a part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support multiple releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, and if you move back to the previous release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.