Lots of script-driven apps, particularly paid cms, encrypt their files to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you buy a paid script and you want to set it up in a hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on the server. Without this, you cannot install the script or in case you somehow find a way to do this, it will not work efficiently as almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it can't be interpreted. That is why, you need to ensure that ionCube Loader is installed if you get a new website hosting account and you'd like to work with some paid web application. If you purchase a shared web hosting account and the tool is not present, it cannot be added because your entire server PHP environment shall have to be compiled again.

IonCube in Web Hosting

IonCube Loader is installed on all web servers that are a part of our cloud web hosting platform, which means that regardless of the Linux web hosting package that you pick during the signup process, you can enable it through your Hepsia Control Panel. This process is as easy as right-clicking an On/Off button inside the Advanced section, so even if this will be your first hosting account ever, you won't need to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to choose the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so if you would like to move to some other version, you just need to activate ionCube Loader for it as well. Since our platform is very flexible, you can set another PHP version and a different status of ionCube by using a php.ini file in each domain folder. If this is something you would like to do but you do not have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team shall help you within minutes.