A lot of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app known as ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you obtain a paid script and you wish to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without it, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't work effectively for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new web hosting account and you want to work with some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are part of our cloud hosting platform, which means that whatever the shared plan that you choose during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first web hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complex. The very same section allows 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), which means that if you would like to move to a different version, you only have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Because our platform is really flexible, you can set some other PHP version and another status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 tech support team shall help you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account which is created on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform includes ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to set up any kind of script app which needs the software tool. Then employ it to start and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube from the PHP Configuration section of your Control Panel and it will take you just a few clicks to do that. The change will take effect right away, which means that you'll be able to proceed and set up the necessary script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version which is active for the account, you should enable ionCube for the new release as well. Our custom-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'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each website hosted in your semi-dedicated account.