Lots of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not function properly for the reason that almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web app. If you acquire a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the shared website hosting plans that we supply, so any time you require it in order to set up and execute a script app which needs it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you'll be able to switch the PHP release that's active for your account in the same section, you will need to activate the tool for any new version which you set. If you are more skillful, you will be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. In this way you can operate both new and older script applications for multiple websites in the same account - a thing that you won't be able to do with various other web hosting providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated servers that we offer, and you won't have any problems in case you'd like to install and use a script application which requires the tool to function properly. Activating 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 less than a minute, which means that you will be able to move forward with the app set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative custom-built platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to activate ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of program code inside it.