I've done the exact steps as you've mentioned. I've downloaded the linux loaders x86-64 and have placed them in /home/username/ioncube folder
I then copied php5.cgi and php.ini from respective directories to my domain.com/cgi-bin
i edited the php.ini file and added the following line in it
I then created domain.com/.htaccess file and placed the following lines in it:
AddHandler php-cgi .php
Action php-cgi /cgi-bin/php5.cgi
Initially, i had messed up something and i was getting 500 internal server error. Now, following this procedure from the scratch has got me rid of that error but the actual purpose of getting the ioncube loaders running is still not achieved. the ioncube helper file still says i need loader
The error.log says this:
[Thu Oct 02 16:04:50 2008] [error] [client 220.127.116.11] Failed loading /home/username/ioncube/ioncube_loader_5.2.so: /home/username/ioncube/ioncube_loader_5.2.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Whereas i've checked that the /home/username/ioncube directory EXISTS and there IS a file ioncube_loader_5.2.so in it!
Any help to this would be appreciated.