Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you would like to install it in a hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't work efficiently as most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to take advantage of some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux cloud website hosting that we offer and you can activate it anytime with only a couple of clicks, so you'll be able to employ script apps which require it. You can do that through the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, so you can go ahead and install the app that you need right away. The very same section allows you to switch the PHP release that's active for your account, as we support a number of releases on our hi-tech cloud platform. In case you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you'll need to activate ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all the 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 which requires this tool in order to function effectively. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia web hosting Control Panel you will be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Since we support a couple of releases of PHP concurrently, you will need to do this each time you move to a different release, and when you revert back to a version that you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be active. If you have multiple sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you can create a php.ini file in each domain folder and with a couple of lines of program code you are able to define both the PHP release as well as the status of ionCube irrespective of what is selected for the website hosting account as a whole.