Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you buy a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't function effectively due to the fact that most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all hosting plans which we offer, so any time you require it to install and run a script application which requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to change the PHP release that is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to activate the tool for each new version which you set. When you're more skillful, you're able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for that particular site only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites within the same account - a thing that you cannot do with numerous other web hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Since all semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script application that needs the software tool to work properly. With a couple of clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. Because we support a couple of releases of PHP simultaneously, you will need to do that each time you switch to a new version, and when you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have several sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you're able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you're able to define both the PHP release plus the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the hosting account as a whole.