Install PHP Ioncube Loaders . Ioncube are used as encryption/decryption utility for PHP applications by which we can keep safe our data. It also can restrict PHP application to execute unauthorized. It also assists in speeding up the pages that are served. IonCube loaders are used for decoding encoded files while running on web server. read more details on official site. This tutorial will help you to install PHP Ioncube Loaders module in CentOS/RHEL 7/6/5 system.
Step 1: Download Ioncube Loaders
Download latest ioncube loaders on your system from ioncube from ioncube download page or use following command to download ioncube.
For 32bit Systems:# wget http://downloads3.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz For 64bit Systems:# wget http://downloads3.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz
Now, extract the downloaded archive and place files under /usr/local/ioncube directory.
# tar xzf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz # mv ioncube /usr/local/
Step 2: Enable Ioncube Loader in PHP
Edit php.ini file and add following line at the end of file. To find php.ini file you can use following command.
# php -i | grep php.ini Configuration File (php.ini) Path => /etc Loaded Configuration File =>
As per above output edit /etc/php.ini file and add following line at the end of file.
zend_extension = /usr/local/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.6.so
Replace /usr/local/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.6.so file with your matching PHP version file.
Step 3: Verify Ioncube Loader
Let’s verify the installation and configuration of Ioncube PHP module. Run
php -m command on shell.
php -m[Zend Modules] the ionCube PHP Loader (enabled) + Intrusion Protection from ioncube24.com (unconfigured)
Alternatively you can also put a info.php file on your web server document root with following content and check the status by access info.php in web browser.
<?php phpinfo(); ?>