A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you acquire a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function efficiently for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux shared package that we offer and you are able to activate it at any time with just a couple of clicks, so you will be able to take advantage of script apps that require it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and set up the app that you'd like without delay. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support numerous releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. In case you switch to a release that you have not used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader because the tool comes with all the servers which are a part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. We also support different versions of PHP, which means that if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so in case you switch back to the earlier version of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.