Plenty of script-driven apps, particularly paid content management systems, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you purchase a paid script and you wish to set it up in a hosting account, a software tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow find a way to do that, it won't operate efficiently as most 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 installed if you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you obtain a shared hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added because the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all of the web servers that are a part of our cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared website hosting service that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it from the Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you will not need to do anything complicated. The very same section will allow you to select the PHP release 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), and if you choose to switch to a different version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. As our platform is very flexible, you can set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in every domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you quickly.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

Every single semi-dedicated server account that is generated on our outstanding cloud web hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you can install any kind of script app that requires the software tool. Then use it to start and maintain your internet presence. You can activate ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of your Control Panel and it will take you no more than a couple of clicks to do that. Your change takes effect instantly, so you're able to proceed and install the necessary script inside your account. If you would like change the PHP version that is active for your account, you will need to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our tailor-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP release for each domain or subdomain, that is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you will be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.