IonCube protects software written using the PHP programming language from being viewed, changed, and run on unlicensed computers. 1. Download ionCube loaders sudo wget http://downloads.ioncube.com/loader_downloads/ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz 2. Extract sudo tar zxvf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86.tar.gz 3. Move to a permanent location sudo mv ioncube /usr/local/ 4. Add reference to your php.ini file (sudo 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. Use the one that matches your PHP version. 5. Restart apache sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart 6. check installation using following command: php -v you should see following output: PHP 5.1.6 (cli) (built: Apr 7 2009 08:00:04) Copyright (c) 1997-2006 The PHP Group Zend Engine v2.1.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2006 Zend Technologies with the ionCube PHP Loader v3.1.34, Copyright (c) 2002-2009, by ionCube Ltd.
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