IntroductionIonCube Loader is an incredible PHP module extension designed to help programmers encode and encrypt PHP files and increase the speed of web pages.
The application is commonly used with enterprise-class PHP applications to deliver an extra layer of security to secure their source code in the modern era of website crimes.
This tutorial will help you install and configure IonCube Loader on your Ubuntu 18.04 server.
Ready? Let’s get started.
Before You BeginFor this installing to run smoothly, the following must be in place before you begin:
- A user with sudo privileges to run commands as root
- A fully configured Ubuntu 18.04 server
Step 1 - Installing A Web ServerThe first step when installing IonCube Loader on Ubuntu 18.04 is to install a web server (Apache or Nginx). In our case, we’ll install Apache.
To install Apache, run the command below:Note: If you have already installed Nginx or Apache skip this step.
Step 2 - Downloading And Configuring IonCube LoaderOnce the web server is installed, you can now download the installation files for IonCube Loader. Before you download these files, run the command below to confirm the version of PHP installed on your system:
Now, run the command below to download the required IonCube installation files:
In this case, you need the file for PHP version 7.2, that is, ioncube_loader_lin_7.2.so. You will need to copy the file to the correct PHP extension directory. To find the correct PHP extension folder, run the command below:
Run the command below: