A lot of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you get a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function appropriately as almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

If you get a Linux shared hosting from us, it'll be created on our custom-built cloud hosting platform where ionCube Loader is already present, so you will not have any problems to run any script app which requires the instrument in order to function appropriately. We also provide a few different versions of PHP, so in case you switch the version, you'll need to activate ionCube once again. Our platform remembers the adjustments you make, so if you move back to the previous version of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be operated from the PHP Configuration area of our Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. Each adjustment that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect immediately.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you can take advantage of any kind of script-driven app which needs ionCube Loader as the software tool is installed on all the servers that are part of our modern cloud hosting platform. In addition, we support various releases of PHP, so 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 example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with only a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your choice, so in case you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to choose the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a few lines of program code.