A lot of script-driven apps, 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 named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you get a paid script and you intend to set it up in a website hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you would like to use some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Web Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all the cloud web hosting packages that we provide, so if you require it to set up and execute some script app that requires it, you can enable it with a click inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you are able to change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you'll have to enable the instrument for every new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you are able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular site only, without affecting the whole account. Thus you are able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - something that you won't be able to do with various other website hosting service providers available on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we provide, which means that you won't encounter any problems if you would like to set up and use some script app which requires the instrument in order to operate properly. Enabling it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, therefore you will be able to move forward with the application set up without delay. As we use an avant-garde custom-made platform and we support several versions of PHP simultaneously, you will need to enable ionCube every time you switch to a version that you have not used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by making a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding a couple of lines of program code within it.