Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files in order to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when you acquire a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do that, it won't function effectively due to the fact that almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to take advantage of some paid web application. If you buy a shared web 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 Shared Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with every single shared web hosting that we offer and you'll be able to enable it at any time with just a few clicks, so you will be able to use script applications which require it. You'll be able to do this through the PHP Configuration section of the Hepsia Control Panel and all it will take to enable or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change takes effect within a minute, which means that you are able to go ahead and set up the application that you would like right away. The very same section allows you to change the PHP release that is active for your account, because we support numerous versions on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. If you move to a release that you haven't used so far, you'll need to enable ionCube Loader again. More advanced users can use a php.ini file in a particular domain folder in order to set a PHP release different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all of the semi-dedicated servers that we provide, and you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with a script application which requires the tool in order to function appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button inside 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, so you're able to proceed with the application set up without any delays. Since we use an innovative custom-made platform and we support several versions of PHP at the same time, you will have to activate ionCube every time you move to a version that you haven't used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.