Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not function efficiently because most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a fresh hosting account and you wish to take advantage of some paid web application. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each web hosting plan that we supply and you are able to enable it anytime with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications which need it. You'll be able to do that from the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you are able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP version which is active for your account, because we support a variety of versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. In case you move to a release that you've never used to date, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

As all 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 app which needs the software tool so as to work effectively. With several clicks in the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you're able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that's currently active for the account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you'll need to do that any time you move to a different version, but if you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. When you have several sites inside the same account and they need different versions of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.