Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so when you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't operate properly because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each cloud hosting that we offer and you can activate it at any time with only a few clicks, so you can employ script applications that require it. You are able to do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it'll take to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect within a minute, therefore you're able to go ahead and set up the application that you'd like without delay. The exact same section allows you to switch the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our cutting-edge cloud platform. If you move to a release that you've never used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the entire account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, so you will not experience any problems in case you'd like to install and use some script app which requires the software instrument to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you are able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. Due to the fact that we use a hi-tech custom platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a few lines of code inside it.