- Begin by downloading the latest loaders to your computer from http://www.ioncube.com/loaders.php
- Extract the contents of the archived file on your local PC to a folder of your choice.
- Upload the folder IONCUBE via FTP to your domain webspace
- Now establish an SSH connection with server using a suitable client (e.g. Putty for PC’s or Terminal on Mac). This is usually done using the command: SSH firstname.lastname@example.org (you will then be asked for your password).
- You will need to browse to the public folder where you uploaded the IONCUBE directory (search internet for change and view directory commands in Unix).
- Move the ioncube folder to a permanent location by entering: mv ioncube /usr/local
- Next, you need to locate the php.ini file, to do this enter: locate php.ini – You should find it is in /usr/local/lib/php.ini. 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/ioncube_loader_lin_x.so (Replace x with your version of PHP eg. 4.4)
- Save the changes: ctrl + X then Y and enter
- Restart the web server to take effect: /etc/init.d/httpd restart
That’s it! Ioncube should now be installed & working on your server. To verify the installation was successful, check the PHP Info output for your server and you should see a new section which reads:
Additional Modules Module Name ionCube Loader