One of my websites needs a plugin that needs IonCube loader. IonCube loader is needed to decrypt script that encrypted by Ioncube, without it the script/plugin will not work.
Below is step by step installation of Ion Cube 5.6 :
First, you need to install IonCube Loader version 5.6
wget http://downloads3.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gzOnce downloaded unzip it using the command:
# tar xfz ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz
Check your PHP version by issuing command:
As you can see here, my PHP version is 5.6.35, if not this version you might need to change your PHP version, see this post how to do it.
Check which Ion Cube version I match it with your PHP version, as my PHP version is 5.6.35 then my Ion Cube file will be ioncube_loader_lin_5.6.so
zend_extension = /usr/lib64/php/modules/ioncube_loader_lin_5.6.so
Press Semicolon key (:) and type wq to save and quit from VI editor
Press Semicolon key (:) and type w! to save and quit from VI editor
Now restart apache server by issuing command systemctl restart httpd or restart server when restart apache server doesn't work :-)
Verify IONCube loader installation using a command
php -vWhen you see the phrase "with the ionCube PHP loader (enabled)..." then you have succeeded installing ION cube, congratulations!