How to Enable ionCube Loader in WHM

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 IonCube Loader is a valuable tool used to decode and execute encoded PHP files. By enabling ionCube Loader in WHM (Web Host Manager), you can ensure compatibility for applications that require encoded PHP files. In this article, we will guide you through the process of enabling ionCube Loader in WHM, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your PHP applications.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Log in to WHM: Start by logging in to your WHM account using your credentials. WHM is typically accessible through a web browser using the URL: http://your-server-ip:2086 or https://your-server-ip:2087.
  2. Access the “EasyApache 4” Interface: Once you are logged in to WHM, navigate to the “Software” section and click on “EasyApache 4.” This interface allows you to manage and customize your server’s PHP configuration.
  3. Customize PHP Extensions: On the EasyApache 4 page, click on the “Customize” button located next to the currently installed PHP version.
  4. Select ionCube Loader: Inside the “Extensions” tab, scroll down and locate “ionCube Loader” in the list of available PHP extensions. Tick the checkbox next to “ionCube Loader” to select it.
  5. Review and Save Configuration: Take a moment to review the other PHP extensions and options listed on the page. Ensure that the changes you make align with your requirements. When you’re ready, click on the “Review” button.
  6. Review and Provision: On the Review page, double-check the changes you made, including the addition of ionCube Loader. If everything appears correct, click on the “Provision” button to apply the changes.
  7. Wait for Provisioning: WHM will now begin the process of provisioning the selected PHP extensions, including ionCube Loader. This process may take a few minutes, so please be patient.
  8. Confirmation: Once the provisioning is complete, you will receive a confirmation message. ionCube Loader is now enabled on your server, allowing you to execute encoded PHP files.
  9. Verify ionCube Loader: To ensure that ionCube Loader is functioning correctly, you can create a simple PHP file with encoded code and run it on your server. If the file executes without any errors, ionCube Loader is working as expected.


 Enabling ionCube Loader in WHM is a straightforward process that allows you to utilize encoded PHP files within your applications. By following the step-by-step guide provided in this article, you can ensure compatibility for applications that rely on ionCube-encoded PHP files. Take advantage of this powerful tool to enhance the functionality and security of your PHP applications on your WHM server.