Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so when 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 having it, you will not be able to install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it will not function efficiently because almost all of the script code will be encrypted to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. That's why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present when you get a fresh web hosting account and you wish to use some paid web application. If you acquire a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added since the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is supplied with each and every Linux shared package that we supply and you'll be able to activate it at any time with just a few clicks, so you can employ script applications that need it. You can do this through the PHP Configuration area of your Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate or deactivate ionCube is to click a single button. The change will take effect in a minute, which means that you will be able to proceed and install the application that you need without delay. The very same section will allow you to change the PHP version that's active for your account, because we support multiple versions on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. If you move to a version that you have never used so far, you will need to enable ionCube Loader once again. Experienced users can use a php.ini file in a specific domain folder to set a PHP version different from the one for the whole account or enable/disable ionCube Loader.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, which means that you will not experience any problems if you would like to install and work with some script app that requires the instrument to function appropriately. Activating it is as simple as clicking a single button in 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 will be able to proceed with the application installation without any delays. For the reason that we employ a hi-tech custom-built platform and we support many different versions of PHP at the same time, you'll need to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. You will also have the option to enable ionCube loader or even to set a PHP release different from the one in the account as a whole by generating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code in it.