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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.

OS/Platform Packages Version Release Date
Windows VC9 (32 bits) tar.gz (928 KB) tar.bz2 (806 KB) zip (926 KB) Uploader (1.60 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Windows VC9 (Non-TS) (32 bits) tar.gz (696 KB) tar.bz2 (588 KB) zip (695 KB) Uploader (1.37 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Windows VC11 (32 bits) tar.gz (323 KB) tar.bz2 (282 KB) zip (322 KB) Uploader (998 KB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Windows VC11 (Non-TS) (32 bits) tar.gz (303 KB) tar.bz2 (269 KB) zip (302 KB) Uploader (978 KB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Windows VC11 (64 bits) tar.gz (380 KB) tar.bz2 (343 KB) zip (379 KB) Uploader (1.05 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Windows VC11 (Non-TS) (64 bits) tar.gz (356 KB) tar.bz2 (330 KB) zip (355 KB) Uploader (1.03 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Linux (32 bits) tar.gz (4.20 MB) tar.bz2 (3.96 MB) zip (4.18 MB) Uploader (4.77 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Linux (64 bits) tar.gz (4.88 MB) tar.bz2 (4.47 MB) zip (4.88 MB) Uploader (5.48 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
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
FreeBSD 6 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.40 MB) tar.bz2 (4.00 MB) zip (4.39 MB) Uploader (4.97 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
FreeBSD 6 (64 bits) tar.gz (4.91 MB) tar.bz2 (4.32 MB) zip (4.91 MB) Uploader (5.52 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
FreeBSD 7 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.48 MB) tar.bz2 (4.24 MB) zip (4.47 MB) Uploader (5.05 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
FreeBSD 7 (64 bits) tar.gz (4.89 MB) tar.bz2 (4.46 MB) zip (4.89 MB) Uploader (5.50 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
FreeBSD 8 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.48 MB) tar.bz2 (4.24 MB) zip (4.47 MB) Uploader (5.05 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
FreeBSD 8 (64 bits) tar.gz (4.90 MB) tar.bz2 (4.46 MB) zip (4.89 MB) Uploader (5.50 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
FreeBSD 9 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.45 MB) tar.bz2 (4.27 MB) zip (4.45 MB) Uploader (5.02 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
FreeBSD 9 (64 bits) tar.gz (4.97 MB) tar.bz2 (4.53 MB) zip (4.97 MB) Uploader (5.57 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
OpenBSD 4.5 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.14 MB) tar.bz2 (3.52 MB) zip (4.14 MB) Uploader (4.73 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
OpenBSD 4.6 (32 bits) tar.gz (4.14 MB) tar.bz2 (3.52 MB) zip (4.14 MB) Uploader (4.73 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
OpenBSD 4.7 (64 bits) tar.gz (4.50 MB) tar.bz2 (4.08 MB) zip (4.50 MB) Uploader (5.10 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
OS X (32 bits) tar.gz (5.21 MB) tar.bz2 (4.66 MB) zip (5.21 MB) Uploader (5.81 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
OS X (64 bits) tar.gz (5.07 MB) tar.bz2 (4.60 MB) zip (5.07 MB) Uploader (5.73 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated
Solaris (32 bits) tar.gz (4.62 MB) tar.bz2 (4.00 MB) zip (4.62 MB) Uploader (5.20 MB) 4.6.1 Apr 22, 2014  Updated

For the relationship between Loader, PHP and Encoder versions, please view our Loader support comparison page.

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
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