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How to install ionCube loader

How to install ionCube loader
18.11.2017 35277

Using ionCube encoded and secured PHP (Anti-Hacking Protection) files requires a file called the ionCube Loader 10.3 + to be installed on the web server and made available to PHP. 

ionCube is a widely used PHP extension for running to protected PHP code, website security and malware blocking.

PHP can use the Loader with one line added to a PHP configuration file (php.ini)

Why we use ionCube and what it does

How to check up your ionCube version?

Method 1

  1. Download a   OpenCart 3 OCMOD or  OpenCart 2 OCMOD
  2. Upload the OCMOD  via FTP into the System folder or install it in the Installation section
  3. Refresh the Modification and on under the left menu you will see information about your the PHP and ionCube

Method 2

  1. Download a test script
  2. Upload the script test.php into your web space, then 
  3. Launch the test script in your browser.

For example:



To use the install the ionCube by Wizard script

  1. Upload the Loader Wizard script into your web space, then 
  2. Launch the Loader Wizard script in your browser.
  3. For example:


  4. Follow the steps in the Loader Wizard to install the appropriate Loaders for your system.
  5. If the Loader Wizard is not found, carefully check the location to where you uploaded the wizard script on your server.

Pay attention

Opencart has two php.ini files! 

php.ini in the main category and another one in the admin category


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