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Installing ioncube loader on CentOS

Download latest Ioncube loader for your OS from

For CentOS 64 bit

cd /usr/local/src
tar zxvf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz
cd  ioncube
mkdir /usr/local/ioncube
cp /usr/local/ioncube

I coped as PHP version installed on the server was PHP 5.2

Now edit php.ini file. To find location of php.ini, run

php -i| grep php.ini

In my case, php.ini was in /etc/php.ini folder

Add following line to end on php.ini

zend_extension = /usr/local/ioncube/

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  • Kimpe Andy

    there is much that simple to install ioncube loader on centos 6

    yum -y install

    yum -y install php-ioncube-loader

  • Ergec

    @Kimpe Andy your way did work. Thanks man! 😉

  • Jose


    More easy:


    # wget -q -O – |sh

    # yum install php-ioncube-loader

    Restart apache after ioncube installation…..

    #service httpd restart


    # php -v



  • C0D3R

    @ Kimpe Andy

    Worked perfect on centos 6


  • Om Bissa

    Thanks worked for me 🙂

  • Stefan

    @Kimpe and Jose, and ofc whoever created this post, thank you so much. I am totally noob and IonCube is my lifetime enemy, lost so much time to set it up, and finally i did it.

    Tnx again guys