Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you get a paid script and you'd like to set it up in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without this, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't operate properly because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you want 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 as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that whatever the Linux shared hosting that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to choose the PHP release for your account (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), so in case you decide to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. As our platform is rather flexible, you may even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, which means that you will not have any problems if you'd like to set up and use a script application which requires the instrument to operate appropriately. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change will take effect in a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. For the reason that we use a hi-tech in-house built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you'll have to enable ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code inside it.