A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority 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 known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not work appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web application. If you purchase a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers that are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the cloud web hosting that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section enables 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), and if you want to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all the semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script application which needs this tool to work efficiently. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for your account. Because we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that each and every time you switch to a new release, and when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have multiple sites in the same account and they require different releases of PHP, you can set up a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you can define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.