add ioncube extension to PHP
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is there anyway to add ioncube extension to PHP without losing it in every ss install?FrankGuest
yes you can define with
anyway ionCube is not really safe and nobody should be using that really, there are not any good reasons to use it IMOAaronGuest
How can I add it?
I added ioncube between “” but it didn’t installedChristopherGuest
what exactly did you write for the value of
Sorry I forgot,
I don’t think it’s supported by Ubuntu PHP by default. You might have to install it manually:JacobGuest
from the ByteXD tutorial:
sudo tar xzf ioncube_loaders_lin_x86-64.tar.gz -C /usr/local
then verify it exists in the child directory
but what about editing the
php.inifiles to activate ioncube loaderJoeGuest
SlickStack does not support ionCube and probably won’t in the future. It just goes against the open source philosophy of both WordPress and SlickStack.
More info on why ionCube sucks:
By using proprietary software such as an IonCube to lock down programming code built with a free open source language like PHP, you are directly violating the spirit of what built PHP in the first place.
By some users and developers, you might be seen as a cynical exploiter of other people’s work and generosity, since you are using open source platform (PHP) to create closed source proprietary code.
Depending on the project you are working on, locking down your PHP code could potentially cause more problems than it solves. It could potentially create negative feelings about your software product, turn off talented developers who might contribute to your project, or reduce the innovation you might receive by keeping your code open source.
At its worst, using PHP code lockdown software like IonCube could potentially attract hackers who are determined to mess with your project just to be ornery and contrary towards anyone violating the spirit of open source.
While this last scenario is not very likely, it is worth considering whether the public relations aspects of violating open source philosophy is worth the additional code “security.”