Plenty 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 if 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 cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a new web hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web app. If you obtain a shared website hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all shared hosting plans that we supply, so when you require it in order to set up and execute a script app that needs it, you can enable it with a single click in the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Since you're able to change the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you'll need to enable the instrument for every new version that you set. When you're more experienced, you're able to take advantage of a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for that particular website only, without affecting the whole account. This way you will be able to manage both new and older script apps for multiple sites in the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other web hosting providers on the market.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

IonCube Loader is available with all semi-dedicated plans that we provide, and you will not encounter any kind of problems if you would like to set up and work with some script app that requires the software tool to operate properly. Activating it is as easy as clicking a single button in the Advanced part of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with all of the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in a minute, therefore you will be able to proceed with the application installation without delay. Since we use an avant-garde tailor-made platform and we support multiple versions of PHP at the same time, you'll have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to activate ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release 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 within it.