How to install ionCube loader on Ubuntu

ionCube is a Zend-Engine extension to encode PHP files. To install it on Ubuntu first download the software from and extract it to /usr/local. For the 64 bit version:

cd /usr/local sudo wget sudo tar xzf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz

If you need the 32 bit version use instead (further downloads can be found at

Then make sure the extension is loaded by PHP:

echo "zend_extension=/usr/local/ioncube/" | sudo tee /etc/php5/conf.d/ioncube.ini

Restart Apache:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

That’s it! To test if ionCube loader is installed you can check the output of phpinfo(); it should contain the line* ionCube Loader* under Additional Modules. You can also copy the file /usr/local/ioncube/loader-wizard.php to your public web directory and run it via your web browser. It will run some additional tests and tell you if there are still any problems.

How to install ionCube loader on Ubuntu
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