Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order 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 this, so if you buy a paid script and you would like to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web app. If you buy a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added since your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux cloud service that we provide and you will be able to activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to employ script applications that need it. You will be able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you can proceed and install the application that you need without delay. The same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, because we support several versions on our advanced cloud platform. If you move to a release that you have never used so far, you will need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder in order to set a PHP version different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader because the software tool is installed on all of the servers which are part of our modern cloud web hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can enable ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to pick the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain name without altering the settings for the entire web hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of code.