Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on your server. Without this, you can't install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not operate effectively because most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single Linux shared package that we provide and you're able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you'll be able to take advantage of script applications which need it. You can do that from the PHP Configuration area of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a button. The change takes effect within a minute, therefore you'll be able to proceed and install the app that you need without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support a variety of releases on our advanced cloud hosting platform. If you switch to a version that you have never used to date, you'll have to enable ionCube Loader once again. More advanced users will be able to use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can use any kind of script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the tool comes with all of the servers which are a part of our advanced cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support several releases of PHP, which means that 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 enable ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, so if you move back to the earlier version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also provide the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire website hosting account. This can be done by placing a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.