Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid cms, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you buy a paid script and you'd like to install it in a hosting account, a software instrument called ionCube Loader must be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or in case you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate appropriately due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it can't be interpreted. In this light, you have to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a fresh hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you get a shared web hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Shared Website Hosting

IonCube Loader comes with all shared website hosting packages which we offer, so if you need it in order to install and run some script app which requires it, you can enable it with a single click from the Advanced section of your Hepsia Control Panel. As you can change the PHP version that's active for your account from the same section, you will have to enable the tool for each new version that you set. In case you are more skillful, you will be able to use a php.ini file in a domain or subdomain folder and set both the PHP version as well as the status of ionCube Loader for this particular website only, without affecting the entire account. Thus you are able to run both new and older script apps for multiple websites inside the same account - a thing that you can't do with a lot of other web hosting providers out there.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you buy a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you can use any kind of script-driven application that requires ionCube Loader because the tool comes with all the servers which are a part of our advanced cloud web hosting platform. In addition, we support different releases of PHP, therefore if you switch from PHP 4 to 5.2 or 5.3, for example, you can activate ionCube for this particular release with just a click from your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your choice, and if you move back to the previous version of PHP, the tool will already be active. For more tech-savvy users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and if ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain name without altering the settings for the whole web hosting account. This is done by placing a php.ini file inside a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.