How to install Ioncube Loaders
encoding application sources is a common practice, when it comes to protecting/licensing source code. Not only for licensing but, it also ensures increased accuracy, minimizing the storage space and much more.
Today, Ioncube is one of the most popular and widely used solutions to prevent unauthorized access to your source code.
Ioncube Loader, What is it and how it is useful ?
Ioncube, a PHP extension provides two tools – Encoder to compile PHP files and Loader, which handles execution of such encrypted files and speed up the web pages. Ioncube makes it easy to protect your PHP source code from easy observation, theft and change by compiling to bytecode. Encoding your application sources offers many benefits
Developers: Helps in protecting and licensing your application sources.
Website Owners: Hides sensitive data and protect scripts from unauthorized changes.
Website Designers: Protect your creative work and a revenue stream from future script updates.
Now we get to know about Ioncube and it’s benefits, what’s next? Installation, now many questions pops up on our mind,
How to go ahead with this?
What version should I use?
Is the installation is that much hard?
The list goes on.
But what’s really involved?
For Ubuntu, Debian, Windows :
It is important to choose the correct Ioncube version that suits your system settings. To know about your hosting system and environment follow the below steps:
- create a info.php in the root directory of your web server and add the following code :
- <?php phpinfo(); ?>
- visit http://yourIP-or-yourdomain.com/info.php, gives you the required details.
For Server Side Install
In general the Loader can be enabled automatically in web servers without changing the php.ini file or server restart. In some cases, zend extension line can be added to the php.ini file to enable ioncube. To add the line refer the above.
Reference for Installation with Various Hosting providers as below: