PHP Options: PHP Loader: ionCube5
Last modified: August 28, 2019
The ionCube® loader allows you to use encoded PHP files on your system.
You cannot use multiple version of ionCube simultaneously. ionCube 4 and 5 are not compatible with PHP 7.
In the interface
To install or uninstall the ionCube 5 in EasyApache 4, use WHM’s EasyApache 4 interface (WHM >> Home >> Software >> EasyApache 4).
On the command line
To install ionCube 5, run the following command on the command line, where
ea-php## represents the version of PHP for which you wish to install ionCube:
yum install ea-php##-php-ioncube5
To uninstall ionCube 5, run the following command on the command line where
ea-php## represents the version of PHP for which you wish to uninstall ionCube:
yum remove ea-php##-php-ioncube5
ionCube 5 introduced ionCube24®, which acts as a website monitoring and intrusion protection service for your website. If you enable ionCube24, the ionCube loader checks for changes to the files or file creation after a certain time (a Trustpoint). ionCube disables this feature by default.
When you run the
php -v command, you will see the following output:
ioncube24 disabled: with the ionCube PHP Loader (enabled) + Intrusion Protection from ioncube24.com (unconfigured) v5.1.1, Copyright (c) 2002-2016, by ionCube Ltd.
To enable this feature, add the following directive to your
ic24.enable = 1
When you run the
php -v command, you will see the following output if you do not have an access key installed:
PHP Fatal error: IC24: ionCube24 is enabled but no access key is set. Please see the server setup instructions at ioncube24.com or set 'ic24.enable = 0' in the php.ini file to disable ionCube24 for now.
For more information, read ionCube24’s documentation.