Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate properly because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh web hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web application. If you buy a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud website hosting packages which we offer, so when you need it in order to install and execute some script application which requires it, you can activate it with a single click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you need to activate the tool for every new version which you set. If you're more experienced, you can employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you can operate both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - something that you won't be able to do with lots of other hosting suppliers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to use any kind of script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the software tool is installed on all servers that are a part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, so if you move from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with several lines of program code.