Enabling PHP 8.2 with ionCube Loaders and Essential Extensions in cPanel

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Enabling PHP 8.2 with ionCube Loaders and Essential Extensions in cPanel
by Nicholas
1 month ago


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Note: If you encounter any errors during this process, consult your hosting provider's documentation or support for assistance. Always make sure to backup your phpListings files and database before making significant changes like PHP version updates. Keep in mind that not all hosting providers may offer the same interface or options in cPanel, so the exact steps and terminology might vary slightly.

Enabling PHP 8.2 with ionCube and other essential extensions for phpListings on cPanel involves several steps. Here's a manual to guide you through the process:

Step 1: Accessing cPanel

Log in to your cPanel account using your credentials. Typically, you can access cPanel by visiting and entering your username and password.

Step 2: Finding the PHP Version Manager

Once logged in, navigate to the "Software" section of cPanel. Look for an option called "Select PHP Version", "MultiPHP Manager", or similar. Click on it to proceed.

Step 3: Selecting PHP 8.2

In the PHP Version Manager, you'll see a list of available PHP versions. Select PHP 8.2 from the dropdown menu. Click "Set as current" or "Use PHP 8.2" to apply the changes.

Step 4: Installing ionCube Loaders

If your hosting provider supports ionCube Loaders, you may find an option for it in the PHP Version Manager or a separate section for PHP Extensions. Look for ionCube in the list of available extensions and check the box next to it. Save the changes.

Step 5: Enabling Essential Extensions for phpListings

Locate the section in cPanel where you can manage PHP extensions. This might be under "PHP Extensions", "PHP Options", or similar. Enable the following extensions:

  • curl
  • exif
  • fileinfo
  • gd
  • ioncube
  • mbstring
  • opcache (optional)
  • openssl
  • pdo
  • pdo mysql
  • xml

Save the changes.

Step 6: Verifying Configuration

After enabling the extensions, it's important to verify that PHP 8.2 is running with the desired extensions. You can create a PHP info file (phpinfo.php) with the following content:

<?php phpinfo(); ?>

Upload this file to your website's root directory.

Access this file via a web browser ( and ensure that PHP 8.2 is listed along with the enabled extensions.

Step 7: Testing

Test your phpListings installation to ensure that it is functioning correctly with the updated PHP version and extensions. Pay close attention to any error messages or unexpected behavior, which may indicate compatibility issues.

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