A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files in order to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you acquire 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 the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't operate properly because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a new hosting account and you would like to use some paid web application. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

When you get a Linux shared hosting from us, it'll be created on our custom-made cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already set up, so you won't have any problems to manage any script application that requires the tool in order to run properly. In addition, we supply a few different releases of PHP, so in case you change the version, you will need to enable ionCube once again. Our system remembers the changes you make, so in case you go back to the previous version of PHP which was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be activated. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be operated from the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it'll take effect right away.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you aquire a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can use any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool is available on all of the servers which are part of our modern cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support different versions of PHP, and if you switch from PHP 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, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and in case you move back to the earlier release of PHP, the software tool will already be active. For more experienced users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file within a domain folder with a few lines of code.