How to manually enable the IonCube loader on select cPanel web hosts


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This process will show you how to enable (turn on) the IonCube loader on select cPanel web host providers.

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Step-by-Step Process for Enabling IonCube Loader:

Step 1. Login to your cPanel.

Step 2. Click on [PHP Config].

Step 3. Select [PHP5 (Single php.ini)] and then click [Save Changes].

Step 4. Check the box [IonCube] and then click [INSTALL PHP.INI MASTER FILE].

Step 5. At the bottom of the page, click [Go Back].

Step 6. Click on [File Manager].

Step 7. Select [Web Root (public_html/www)] and click [Go].

Step 8. Look for the file ‘php.ini.default’ and check the box to the left of it.

Step 9. Click [Rename] at the top of the page.

Step 10. Rename the ‘php.ini.default’ to ‘php.ini’ and click [Rename File].

Step 11. You’ve successfully activated the ionCube loader for this web host.

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104 Responses to “How to manually enable the IonCube loader on select cPanel web hosts”

  1. Andrea Naomi 04. Dec, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Thanks so much your instructions were very easy to follow. 🙂

  2. Chris 23. Dec, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    This was incredibly helpful, thank you!!

  3. Jayantha 24. Jan, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    If you have server access through WHM(Web Host Manager),

    go to Tweek Settings
    Click on PHP Tab

    Against cPanel PHP loader, select ionCube

  4. Chris 07. Oct, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Thanks, needed that acitvated for CouchCMS!

  5. Rohith 12. Oct, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    thank you very much.. its solved my problem with IonCube

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