How to install IonCube Loaders

How to install ionCube loader:

ionCube produces leading tools for PHP source code protection to secure your PHP software.

This is a free plugin for Apache web server that only takes a few minutes to install and is well worth it.


- Root Shell access to your server

- phpinfo page: create a new document and call it phpinfo.php. Inside place phpinfo();

Place this document in your www directory so you can view it and see all your PHP settings.

Installing ionCube Loader:

1. Download the program and store it on your server using wget or FTP.

2. Unpack the program

tar -zxvf ioncube_loaders.tar.gz

3. cd ioncube

4. copy ioncube-install-assistant.php to a web directory such as your hosting directory and open it in your browser window.

cp ioncube-install-assistant.php /home/userdirectoryhere/www

Then open it

The output should be something similar to:

Analysis of your system configuration shows:

PHP Version 4.3.3

Operating System Linux

Threaded PHP No

php.ini file /usr/local/lib/php.ini

Required Loader

5. Now lets move the iconcube directory to a permanent location:

cd ..

mv ioncube /usr/local

6. Now that you know the location of php.ini you need to edit it.

pico /usr/local/lib/php.ini

Now find where other zend extentions are in the file.

ctrl + w: zend_extension

Paste in your new line for ioncube loader

zend_extension = /usr/local/ioncube/

7. Save the changes

ctrl + X then Y and enter

8. Restart the web server to take effect.

/etc/init.d/httpd restart

Success! You should now see a section in your PHP Info page that says:

Additional Modules

Module Name ionCube Loader

  • Email, SSL
  • 4 Users Found This Useful
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