Plenty of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Many of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so if you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a website hosting account, a tool known as ionCube Loader needs to be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't operate properly since most of the script code will be encoded to a degree where it cannot be interpreted. In this light, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is present if you get a new web hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you acquire a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Hosting

IonCube Loader is available on all web servers that are part of our cloud hosting platform, therefore whatever the Linux hosting that you pick during the signup process, you will be able to enable it through the Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button in the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first website hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The exact same section will allow you to choose 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), and in case you decide to move to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you can even set a different PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in every domain folder. In case this is something you wish to do but you do not have much experience, the 24/7 technical support team will be able to assist you in no time.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Each semi-dedicated server account that is created on our outstanding cloud website hosting platform features ionCube Loader support, which means that you will be able to install any kind of script application which requires the software tool. Then employ it in order to start and maintain your web presence. You can enable ionCube through the PHP Configuration area of the Control Panel and it will take you only a couple of clicks to do this. The change takes effect immediately, so you'll be able to proceed and set up the necessary script in your account. If you choose to change the PHP version that is active for the account, you will have to activate ionCube for the new release as well. Our tailor-made platform also allows you to have a different PHP version for each domain or subdomain, which is done with a php.ini file in every domain folder. In the same way, you'll be able to enable/disable ionCube Loader for each individual site hosted in your semi-dedicated account.