Installing ionCube

ionCube protects software written using the PHP programming language from being viewed, changed, and run on unlicensed computers.

1. Download ionCube loaders

wget http://downloads.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz

2. Extract

tar zxvf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz

3. Move to a permanent location

mv ioncube /usr/local/

4. Add reference to your php.ini file (pico /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini)

zend_extension = /usr/local/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so

There are a few versions of the loader in the tar archive and you can choose the one that suites your needs

5. Restart apache

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
 
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