ioncube

My hosting company doesn’t seem to have ioncube - this is a nuisance I as I need to run an ioncube encrypted script. For reasons I won’t go into I can’t just jump ship to another provider.

I’ve uploaded a folder of ioncube loaders to the same directory as my script, and I’ve also added a php.ini file into the same script directory. The php.ini file is just a text file containing the line:

zend_extension = ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so

(I’m told a script will take its instructions from the nearest php.ini file first…?)

However, the script setup still tells me that the “ioncube loaders are not installed”.

Anyone any clue what I’m doing wrong here?

Thanks
Hugh


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I’ve uploaded a folder of ioncube loaders to the same directory as my script

Is this at the root of your directory?

If not that is where it may need to be.

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Hi Dave,

Well I’ve uploaded them several places, trying to get them to work. Firstly at the root of the web space…though I suppose it doesn’t matter where they are providing the path in the php.ini points to them? Where the php.ini file should be is another matter…!

At present I’ve added the ioncube loaders into the script folder… so www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/ioncubeloaders
and
www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/php.ini

Does that sound right?

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Hugh, check that ioncube is indeed activated on the hosting account/server your account is on.

If you look at a php_info page with your control panel or a php_info() script on your hosting account and scroll down a little you will come to a block of purple which has some text related to the Zend engine, if ioncube is available then that block of text will also mention ioncube, if it doesn’t mention ioncube then the loaders won’t do anything anyway even if they are in the right place.

The directory to place the ioncube folder of loaders is * generally * the directory your main index.html for the home page of your web site is located, this could be the public_html directory on a Linux server with WHM cPanel for example but check that ioncube is indeed available first, might save you some time.

Also if your ioncube folder has come with a wizard script then loading that in a browser should tell you the current status of ioncube also, if the ioncube folder is in the correct place then the URL in a browser would be something like:
http//:YOURDOMAIN.COM/ioncube/WIZARDFILENAME.PHP

HTH

On Aug 11, 2014, at 1:27 PM, hugh wrote:

My hosting company doesn’t seem to have ioncube - this is a nuisance I as I need to run an ioncube encrypted script. For reasons I won’t go into I can’t just jump ship to another provider.

I’ve uploaded a folder of ioncube loaders to the same directory as my script, and I’ve also added a php.ini file into the same script directory. The php.ini file is just a text file containing the line:

zend_extension = ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so

(I’m told a script will take its instructions from the nearest php.ini file first…?)

However, the script setup still tells me that the “ioncube loaders are not installed”.

Anyone any clue what I’m doing wrong here?

Thanks
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www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/ioncubeloaders

The above location for ioncube is wrong, it should be at

www.mysite.com/ioncubeloaders

HTH

On Aug 11, 2014, at 8:18 PM, hugh wrote:

Hi Dave,

Well I’ve uploaded them several places, trying to get them to work. Firstly at the root of the web space…though I suppose it doesn’t matter where they are providing the path in the php.ini points to them? Where the php.ini file should be is another matter…!

At present I’ve added the ioncube loaders into the script folder… so www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/ioncubeloaders
and
www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/php.ini

Does that sound right?

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Sorry, answered too fast…

It shuld be at:
www.mysite.com/ioncube

The folder/directory the loaders are in should be called ioncube and not ioncubeloaders

On Aug 11, 2014, at 9:15 PM, Mike B wrote:

www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/ioncubeloaders

The above location for ioncube is wrong, it should be at

www.mysite.com/ioncubeloaders

HTH

On Aug 11, 2014, at 8:18 PM, hugh wrote:

Hi Dave,

Well I’ve uploaded them several places, trying to get them to work. Firstly at the root of the web space…though I suppose it doesn’t matter where they are providing the path in the php.ini points to them? Where the php.ini file should be is another matter…!

At present I’ve added the ioncube loaders into the script folder… so www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/ioncubeloaders
and
www.mysite.com/myshoppingscript/php.ini

Does that sound right?

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Hi Mike, thanks for the help there.

I can’t find any block of purple in phpinfo which defines or describes Zend in any detail - although strangely there is a kind of advert block for the Zend 2 engine which says : “This program makes use of the Zend Scripting Language Engine:
Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2007 Zend Technologies” … but there’s no purple box on Zend.

Sorry, I had put the loaders in a directory called ‘ioncube’, and I have tried that directory at the root of the site, not just in the script folder.

I think maybe this hosting company (Claranet) doesn’t have Zend switched on, and a query to their support team was vaguely answered with “we have got it working for some customers in the past but can’t remember how - you’ll have to talk to web development (at cost)”. But they are definite it will work if you upgrade to a virtual server!

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On Aug 12, 2014, at 11:7 AM, hugh wrote:

Hi Mike, thanks for the help there.

I can’t find any block of purple in phpinfo which defines or describes Zend in any detail - although strangely there is a kind of advert block for the Zend 2 engine which says : “This program makes use of the Zend Scripting Language Engine:
Zend Engine v2.2.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2007 Zend Technologies” … but there’s no purple box on Zend.

Where this text is, is where the ioncube text should be, generaly I remember this to always have a purple background…

Sorry, I had put the loaders in a directory called ‘ioncube’, and I have tried that directory at the root of the site, not just in the script folder.

I think maybe this hosting company (Claranet) doesn’t have Zend switched on, and a query to their support team was vaguely answered with “we have got it working for some customers in the past but can’t remember how - you’ll have to talk to web development (at cost)”. But they are definite it will work if you upgrade to a virtual server!

If your support don’t know if they have ioncube activated or * don’t seem to remember how * then I think you need to change your hosting company to one that does know what set up they have.

BTW, I use ioncube with some of my scripts and anyone I have spoken to who needed their hosting company to facilitate the use of ioncube and who helped * 99% * did not charge anything to do so.

HTH

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BTW, I use ioncube with some of my scripts and anyone I >have spoken to who needed their hosting company to >facilitate the use of ioncube and who helped * 99% * did not >charge anything to do so.

Believe me, Mike, this hosting company is different! And although I’ve often raised this issue, the client won’t move. I couldn’t agree more with your view of it, but I’m stuck with the status quo.

I’ investigating hosting the ioncube script somewhere else and calling it into the main site. See my other thread here:
http://www.freewaytalk.net/thread/view/151600

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