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Install ionCube Loader Using The Atomic Yum Repository On CentOS Linux

The other day I needed to install ionCube Loader for encrypted PHP code to run on a CentOS Linux server but was initially unable to find a repository that included the php-ioncube-loader RPM package. After a couple minutes I remembered that I had previously used the Atomic repo to install PHP Zend Optimizer and so I thought I would check that repository to see if an ioncube RPM package was available as well. Below I display the search for a repository that includes an ionCube Loader RPM package along with installing the package on a CentOS Linux server.

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Upgrade PHP Version 5.1 to PHP Version 5.2 With Yum On a CentOS Server Running ISPConfig

I ran into some errors with my PHP modules on a CentOS server running ISPConfig to host web sites. I decided instead of in depth troubleshooting that it might be easier to go ahead and upgrade PHP since by default the yum package manager will limit you to PHP version 5.1 yet I knew that PHP version 5.2 had been out for a long time. What I needed to do was locate a yum repository that would allow me to upgrade PHP to version 5.2 using yum. The catch was to make sure that every necessary PHP module had an updated package available via the new yum repository. Below I describe upgrading PHP version 5.1 to PHP version 5.2 on CentOS running ISPConfig.

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Linux CentOS 5 Server: YUM Repository to Install Zend Optimizer

I recently needed to install Zend Optimizer which was required by a ZenCart addon using Zend Guard. Zend Guard encrypts some or all of a PHP application to help protect its contents from being copied or modified. So I was typically like to install everything on CentOS using the yum package manger to make sure that updates for all applications are uniform and easy to do.

The actual package that needs to be installed to install Zend OptimizerĀ is called php-zend-optimizer and isn’t readily available in many yum repositories. On a typical CentOS installation I add a couple extra yum repos including rpmforge and a repo that provides ruby based packages for CentOS. Anyhow after awhile of searching I finally located the atomic repository which did include the php-zend-optimizer package.