Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you obtain a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you will not be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you wish to work with some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all web servers which are part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting package that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to choose the PHP version 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), which means that if you decide to switch to another version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is rather flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each and every semi-dedicated server account which is set up on our modern cloud hosting platform has ionCube Loader support, and you'll be able to install any script app which needs the software tool. Then use it in order to launch and maintain your internet presence. You can activate ionCube from the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you just a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect immediately, which means that you are able to proceed and install the needed script in your account. If you'd like to change the PHP version that is active for the account, you should activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our tailor-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each and every domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you're able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.