In this tutorial we will show you how to install and configuration of ionCube Loader on your CentOS 7 server. For those of you who didn’t know, IonCube Loaders is basically an encryption/decryption utility for PHP applications which also assists in speeding up the pages that are served. It is often required for a lot of PHP-based applications.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation ionCube Loader in CentOS 7 server.
Install IonCube Loader on CentOS 7
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Install LAMP server.
A CentOS 7 LAMP server is required. If you do not have LAMP installed, you can follow our guide here.
Step 3. Install IonCube Loaders.
Download and extract the latest stable version ioncube, We will use the wget command to get the ionCube file from their website with the following command:
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Next we need to locate where PHP is loading extensions, this can be done by running the below command and looking:
### php -i | grep extension_dir
Open the extracted ioncube folder and copy the ioncube loader file match to your php version:
Once the file has been copied to the extensions directory, we need to make sure that the PHP configuration file is updated to use the correct extension:
At the very top of the file let’s add the following line:
Now, we can restart Apache so that the changes take place:
Step 4. Testing ionCube on CentOS 7.
If you can see the version of PHP with ionCube loader version, meaning you have successfully installed and configured ioncube PHP loader in your CentOS 7 system.
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed IonCube Loader. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing IonCube Loader in CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official IonCube web site.