Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you want to set it up in a website hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it will not operate appropriately as most of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

If you buy a web hosting service through our company, it'll be created on our in-house built cloud platform where ionCube Loader is already installed, so you will not have any problems to run any script application that needs the tool so as to function appropriately. We also offer you several different releases of PHP, therefore if you switch the version, you will need to activate ionCube once again. Our system remembers the adjustments you make, and when you go back to the previous release of PHP that was active for your account, ionCube Loader will already be turned on. The PHP version and the ionCube tool can be managed through the PHP Configuration part of our Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Any adjustment that you do takes literally just a mouse-click and it takes effect at once.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you obtain a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to employ any kind of script-driven application that needs ionCube Loader due to the fact that the tool comes with all of the servers that are part of our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various versions of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for instance, you can enable ionCube for that particular release with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you move back to the previous release of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to pick the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a particular domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This is done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a few lines of code.