O.k., I've done some additional searching and changing things but still no luck.
I've changed over to PHP 5.2 from 4.4 and redid the .htaccess as well as re-edited the php.ini. I've manually created the .htaccess and php.ini stuff to override the provided php.ini, I've also used the script that is provided on the wiki page to over ride the php.ini.
According to the Phpinfo() the ini is being used, so I'm confident I at least didn't screw up that part. However if I run the php.cgi I receive an error about it not being able to find the ioncube library. Here's a terminal dump:
Failed loading /home/un/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so: /home/un/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[bugsy]$ ls -la /home/un/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 un pg1676772 982084 2008-05-17 13:51 /home/un/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.2.so
Here's the bottom of the php.ini file:
Obviously it exists (as seen in the ls). I've re-uploaded the IonCube package and blown it out on the server. Everything should be working and happy...maybe the permissions are wrong? But I've moved them around a lot and nothing seems to work. I've also moved the library all over the place and nothing seems to matter there either. Any ideas?