Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you obtain a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work effectively since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every cloud web hosting that we provide and you are able to enable it anytime with only a few clicks, so you will be able to use script applications which require it. You can do this from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or disable ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, so you're able to go ahead and install the app that you would like right away. The exact same section will allow you to switch the PHP version that is active for your account, as we support several releases on our advanced cloud platform. In case you move to a version that you haven't used to date, you will have to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, so you will not encounter any kind of problems if you'd like to install and use a script app which requires the tool to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in less than a minute, so you are able to proceed with the application installation without delay. Because we employ a revolutionary in-house made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you will need to enable ionCube any time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader and even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.