Lots of script-driven apps, especially paid content management systems, encrypt their files so as to make sure that they won't be reverse engineered or tampered with. Most of them use an app called ionCube PHP Encoder to do this, so if you acquire a paid script and you'd like to install it in a web hosting account, a tool called ionCube Loader must be present on the server. Without having it, you cannot install the script or if you somehow manage to do that, it won't operate properly due to the fact that most of the script code will be encrypted to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should ensure that ionCube Loader is set up when you get a fresh website hosting account and you want to employ some paid web application. If you buy a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it cannot be added since the entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you purchase a semi-dedicated server package from us, you can take advantage of any script-driven application which needs ionCube Loader since the software tool comes with all the servers which are a part of our innovative cloud website hosting platform. Furthermore, we support various releases of PHP, which means that if you switch from PHP 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, for example, you can activate ionCube for that particular version with just a click in your Hepsia Control Panel. Our system will remember your decision, and in case you switch back to the earlier release of PHP, the instrument will already be active. For more experienced users, we also offer the option to select the PHP version and whether ionCube will be active or not for a specific domain without altering the settings for the whole website hosting account. This can be done by putting a php.ini file in a domain folder with a couple of lines of code.