How to update ionCube Loader to the latest version for PHP 5.6, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.2 shipped by Plesk?




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    Jon Bishop

    I am running Plesk 17.8 and noticed that the update command below was wrong. It should be the second one...

    1. cp ioncube/ /opt/plesk/php/7.0/lib64/php/modules/

    2. cp ioncube/ /opt/plesk/php/7.0/lib/php/modules/


    The lib64 directory is just lib on my Ubuntu server.

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    Ivan Postnikov

    @Jon Bishop

    Thank for this note.
    Indeed, for Debian and Ubuntu it should be opt/plesk/php/X.X/lib/php/modules/

    The article was updated.

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    Luis Zubeldia (Edited )


    what about php 7.2?


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    Ivan Postnikov

    @Luis, IonCube loader was not added yet for Plesk PHP 7.2. It will be added soon to Plesk PHP 7.2 package.

    For now, you may use workaround from this article.

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    i do that steps one by one, but at the end, not installed that.

    what to do?

    or where i can check the logs about that?

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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello @Support2,

    let me know were there any errors while following steps?

    What are Plesk version, OS, PHP version an which command you used to check that ionCube is installed correctly?

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    Unknown User

    ist es Möglich das Ihr Auch für PHP 7.3 den PHP Ioncube loader mit liefert was ?


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    Alisa Kasyanova

    @Michael Angenendt
    Here are the steps:
    1. wget
    2. tar -xvf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz
    3. /bin/cp -a ioncube/ /opt/plesk/php/7.3/lib64/php/modules/
    4. echo "" >> /opt/plesk/php/7.3/etc/php.ini
    5. service httpd restart && service plesk-php73-fpm restart

    Then you may check the installation with "/opt/plesk/php/7.3/bin/php -v"

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