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Loaders for ionCube Secured Files

Using ionCube encoded and secured PHP files requires a file called the ionCube Loader to be installed on the web server and made available to PHP. PHP can use the Loader with one line added to a PHP configuration file (php.ini). An automated Installer and Wizard are available to help with install, as well as manual instructions.

Installing with the Loader Installer or Loader Wizard (recommended)

It is recommended to install a Loader using the Loader Installer. The Installer is a Windows application that can deploy a Loader automatically to any supported operating system over FTP or SFTP. If this cannot be used, we also provide a Loader Wizard PHP script that gives guidance on installing manually.

Loader Installer: ZIP

Loader Wizard: ZIP TGZ

To use the Wizard, 1) download and install the script into your web space, then 2) launch the script in your browser. The Wizard will give guidance on selection and installation of the correct Loader package.

Manual Install - Which Download Do I Need?

Archives and an uploader created with the ionCube Package Foundry are available for each supported server platform. Note that the uploader runs on Windows and uploads the Loaders automatically via FTP. If you are unsure of the server platform (e.g. Linux or FreeBSD) and architecture (e.g. x86 or x86-64), your hosting company will be able to tell you.

If you need Loaders for platforms not mentioned please contact us. Note that different distributions of Linux, e.g. CentOS, SuSE, Debian, RedHat etc. are all covered by the 32 and 64 bit Linux Loaders.

Loader Packages

Notes: Loaders are for 32 and 64 bit x86 based systems unless otherwise specified. The Windows non-TS Loaders are for use on a Windows system where a phpinfo page shows that PHP is built with thread safety disabled.

Loaders for ionCube24 (beta) Build #1524 1:53am, 26 Feb 2015

Loaders 4.7.5 plus support for the new ionCube24 service are now available for PHP 5.3 to 5.6 on 32 bit Linux. These are currently in beta for early adopters.

OS/Platform Packages Version Release Date
Windows VC9 (32 bits) tar.gz (1.17 MB) tar.bz2 (1.00 MB) zip (1.17 MB) Uploader (1.84 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Windows VC9 (Non-TS) (32 bits) tar.gz (919 KB) tar.bz2 (764 KB) zip (918 KB) Uploader (1.59 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Windows VC11 (32 bits) tar.gz (535 KB) tar.bz2 (459 KB) zip (535 KB) Uploader (1.21 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Windows VC11 (Non-TS) (32 bits) tar.gz (501 KB) tar.bz2 (430 KB) zip (500 KB) Uploader (1.17 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Windows VC11 (64 bits) tar.gz (644 KB) tar.bz2 (578 KB) zip (644 KB) Uploader (1.32 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Windows VC11 (Non-TS) (64 bits) tar.gz (606 KB) tar.bz2 (550 KB) zip (607 KB) Uploader (1.28 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Linux (32 bits) tar.gz (4.77 MB) tar.bz2 (4.60 MB) zip (4.77 MB) Uploader (5.33 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Linux (64 bits) tar.gz (5.59 MB) tar.bz2 (5.16 MB) zip (5.59 MB) Uploader (6.18 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 6 (32 bits) tar.gz (5.07 MB) tar.bz2 (4.62 MB) zip (5.05 MB) Uploader (5.61 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 6 (64 bits) tar.gz (5.68 MB) tar.bz2 (5.00 MB) zip (5.67 MB) Uploader (6.26 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 7 (32 bits) tar.gz (5.13 MB) tar.bz2 (4.89 MB) zip (5.11 MB) Uploader (5.67 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 7 (64 bits) tar.gz (5.61 MB) tar.bz2 (5.16 MB) zip (5.61 MB) Uploader (6.21 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 8 (32 bits) tar.gz (5.13 MB) tar.bz2 (4.88 MB) zip (5.11 MB) Uploader (5.67 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 8 (64 bits) tar.gz (5.61 MB) tar.bz2 (5.16 MB) zip (5.61 MB) Uploader (6.21 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 9 (32 bits) tar.gz (5.09 MB) tar.bz2 (4.92 MB) zip (5.09 MB) Uploader (5.65 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
FreeBSD 9 (64 bits) tar.gz (5.70 MB) tar.bz2 (5.29 MB) zip (5.70 MB) Uploader (6.29 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
OpenBSD 4.5 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.70 MB) tar.bz2 (3.97 MB) zip (4.70 MB) Uploader (5.28 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
OpenBSD 4.6 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.70 MB) tar.bz2 (3.97 MB) zip (4.70 MB) Uploader (5.28 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
OpenBSD 4.7 (64 bits) tar.gz (5.14 MB) tar.bz2 (4.62 MB) zip (5.14 MB) Uploader (5.72 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
OS X (32 bits) tar.gz (6.06 MB) tar.bz2 (5.51 MB) zip (6.07 MB) Uploader (6.65 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
OS X (64 bits) tar.gz (5.97 MB) tar.bz2 (5.46 MB) zip (5.97 MB) Uploader (6.63 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015
Solaris (32 bits) tar.gz (5.31 MB) tar.bz2 (4.60 MB) zip (5.30 MB) Uploader (5.87 MB) 4.7.4 Feb 10, 2015



Legacy Loader Packages

Please note: The following packages are no longer being maintained are provided for legacy use.

OS/Platform Packages Version Release Date
Windows VC6 (32 bits) tar.gz (1.19 MB) tar.bz2 (858 KB) zip (1.19 MB) Uploader (1.86 MB) 4.0.7 Feb 21, 2011
Windows VC6 (Non-TS) (32 bits) tar.gz (434 KB) tar.bz2 (404 KB) zip (432 KB) Uploader (1.11 MB) 4.0.7 Feb 21, 2011
FreeBSD 4 (32 bits) tar.gz (3.60 MB) tar.bz2 (3.07 MB) zip (3.59 MB) Uploader (4.17 MB) 4.4.4 Oct 15, 2013
OS X (ppc 32 bits) tar.gz (2.76 MB) tar.bz2 (2.18 MB) zip (2.76 MB) Uploader (3.38 MB) 3.1.32 Jul 5, 2007
Solaris (sparc 32 bits) tar.gz (2.75 MB) tar.bz2 (2.20 MB) zip (2.74 MB) Uploader (3.36 MB) 4.0.10 Aug 16, 2011