Installing IonCube Loader Using CLI on cPanel Server


If, at sometime, you are without access to the WHM web interface and are needing to Install the IonCube Loader, this article will help. This article outlines the process of installing IonCube Loader PHP extension on cPanel cPanel VPS or cPanel dedicated servers, using CLI (command line interface) on SSH terminal.

Installing IonCube Loader via CLI

  1. SSH the server as the root user

  2. Edit /var/cpanel/cpanel.config and find the line that starts with "phploader=". If there is no value after the equal sign then you can simply append "ioncube" to it (ex: phploader=ioncube). If there is another loader already in place you can add your new loader by adding a comma first and then adding your loader (ex: phploader=someloader,ioncube)

  3. Next execute the following commands:

    /usr/local/cpanel/whostmgr/bin/whostmgr2 –updatetweaksettings
    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/checkphpini
    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/install_php_inis

IonCube Loader PHP extension is now active for use on your server.

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