Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do this, it won't operate appropriately as most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all of the web servers that are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to pick 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), and if you decide to move to a different version, you only need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 support team will assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can employ any kind of script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool comes with all of the servers that are a part of our advanced cloud website hosting platform. We also support various releases of PHP, and if you move 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 instance, you can activate ionCube for that particular release with only a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, so 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 select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with several lines of code.