A lot of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you buy a paid script and you want to install it in a web hosting account, an instrument known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't work properly for the reason that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. That's why, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new hosting account and you want to use some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all the cloud hosting packages that we offer, so any time you need it to set up and execute some script app that needs it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. Due to the fact that you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account in the same section, you'll need to activate the instrument for each new version which you set. In case you are more skillful, you'll be able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the entire account. In this way you will be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple websites in the same account - something that you will not be able to do with lots of other web hosting service providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is provided with all the semi-dedicated plans that we supply, so you will not experience any kind of problems in case you would like to install and use some script application which requires the software tool to operate properly. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a button inside the Advanced area of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, so you are able to proceed with the app set up without delay. For the reason that we employ a cutting-edge in-house made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to activate ionCube any time you move to a version that you haven't used before. Additionally, you have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in an individual domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of code in it.