A lot of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, 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 if you acquire a paid script and you would like to set it up in a web hosting account, a software tool known as ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it will not operate appropriately since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to make sure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web app. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Cloud Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all the web servers which are a part of our cloud website hosting platform, so whatever the cloud plan that you choose during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as right-clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first website hosting account ever, you won't have to do anything complicated. The exact same section will allow you to select the PHP version 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), so in case you want to move to some other version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Since our platform is very flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube by employing a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you want to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 support team will be able to assist you very quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Due to the fact that all semi-dedicated server accounts are created on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you shall be able to use any script app that requires this software tool to function properly. With several clicks in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel you can activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. As we support a couple of releases of PHP at the same time, you will have to do this each time you switch to a new release, but if you revert back to a version which you've already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. In case you have a couple of sites in the same account and they require different versions of PHP, you are able to create a php.ini file in every single domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you will be able to define both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube no matter what is selected for the website hosting account altogether.