Plenty of script-driven applications, especially paid content management systems, encode their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app named ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so, in case you obtain a paid script and you would like to set it up in a 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 manage to do that, it won't operate properly since almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is set up if you get a fresh website hosting account and you'd like to employ some paid web app. If you obtain a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it can't be added as your entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the shared hosting packages which we provide, so any time you require it to set up and execute some script application that requires it, you can activate it with a click from the Advanced area of your Hepsia Control Panel. Because you can switch the PHP version that is active for your account from the same section, you will have to activate the instrument for each new version which you set. If you are more experienced, you will be able to employ a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version and the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. This way you will be able to manage both new and older script applications for multiple websites within the same account - something that you can't do with a lot of other hosting providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

IonCube Loader is available with all the Linux semi-dedicated hosting that we supply, which means that you will not encounter any kind of problems in case you'd like to install and work with some script application which requires the tool to function appropriately. Enabling it is as simple as clicking a single button inside the Advanced section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with all the semi-dedicated accounts and the change shall take effect in less than a minute, which means that you can proceed with the app installation without delay. Due to the fact that we employ an innovative tailor-made platform and we support a number of versions of PHP simultaneously, you will have to enable ionCube any time you move to a version that you have not used before. In addition, you'll have the option to enable ionCube loader and even to set a PHP version different from the one in the account as a whole by creating a php.ini file in a separate domain or subdomain folder and adding several lines of program code in it.