Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files so as to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you want to install it in a hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you won't be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate efficiently since most of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new hosting account and you wish to employ some paid web application. If you get a shared hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added as the whole server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is provided with all cloud hosting plans that we provide, so every time you need it in order to install and run some script app which requires it, you can activate it with a click inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel. As you can switch the PHP version which is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the tool for each new version which you set. When you are more skillful, you can use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you're able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple sites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with lots of other hosting providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Due to the fact that all the semi-dedicated server accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you will be able to use any script app that needs this tool in order to function effectively. With just a few clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version which is currently active for your account. Because we support several versions of PHP concurrently, you'll have to do that every time you switch to a different release, and when you revert back to a release which you have already used, our system will remember your preference and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have a couple of websites inside the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you're able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account as a whole.