Lots of script-driven applications, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files so as to ensure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you get a paid script and you would like to set it up in a website hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't work efficiently since almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to use some paid web application. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that whatever the cloud hosting plan that you get during the signup process, you can activate it through the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as easy as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to select the PHP release for your account (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), and in case you want to move to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Because our platform is rather flexible, you can even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you'd like to do but you don't have much experience, the 24/7 support team will be able to assist you within minutes.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you obtain a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to use any script-driven app that needs ionCube Loader for the reason that the software tool comes with all the servers which are part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. We also support several releases of PHP, therefore 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 activate ionCube for this particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our platform will remember your decision, and if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the software instrument 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 specific domain name without altering the settings for the entire hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file within a domain folder with several lines of code.