A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't function effectively as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all hosting plans that we provide, so when you need it to install and execute some script app that requires it, you can activate it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll have to activate the tool for any new version that you set. When you are more skillful, you can use 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. This way you are able to run both new and older script applications for multiple sites in the same account - something that you can't do with various other web hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you purchase a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you can use any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool is available on all of the servers that are part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. We also support different releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 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, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of program code.