There will be a time when you need IonCube loader in order to run PHP scripts encoded with IonCube. So here’s a quick guide which will tell you how to install IonCube loader using SHELL.
Root Shell Access to your server.
Download the loader suitable for your server from here: http://www.ioncube.com/loader_download.php.
Unpack the binary file by using this command tar -zxvf ioncube_loaders.tar.gz (Change theioncube_loaders.tar.gz to the filename appropriate for your server)
After extracting it will create a folder called ioncube. Now use this command: cd ioncube
Copy ioncube-install-assistant.php to a web directory by typing this command cp ioncube-install-assistant.php /home/userdirectoryhere/www
Visit that file by going to http://www.yourdomain.com/ioncube-install-assistant.php.
And you should see something like below (depends on your server and configurations):
PHP Version 4.3.3
Operating System Linux
Threaded PHP No
php.ini file /usr/local/lib/php.ini
Required Loader ioncube_loader_lin_4.3.so
Go back to where you extracted the ioncube folder by using cd..
Now move the ioncube folder in a safe and permanent location by using command: mv ioncube /usr/local
Now edit the php.ini file for example: pico /usr/local/lib/php.ini
Look for [zend] by typing CTRL + W and typing [zend]
Paste the following line under [zend], zend_extension = /usr/local/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_4.3.so
Press CTRL + X, type Y and press Enter.
Restart the server by typing: /etc/init.d/httpd restart
Your installation is done.
*If you have Zend Optimizer installed then put the ioncube loader line before the Zend Optimizer line, else you will receive any error.