I've been used a custom phprc file, containing just two lines:
zend_extension = /home/myusername/ioncube/ioncube_loader_lin_5.3.so
max_execution_time = 600
since long time ago.
It always worked, I need to encrypt some files with ioncube and it worked without problems. Yesterday it suddenly stopped working, if I try to execute encrypted files, I get:
"Site error: the file /home/....../test.php requires the ionCube PHP Loader ioncube_loader_lin_5.3.so to be installed by the website operator. If you are the website operator please use the ionCube Loader Wizard to assist with installation."
The reason why it doesn't work is that the file phprc is not taken into consideration anymore, even if I try to set other php.ini parameters and then check a phpinfo() file, I can see they are ignored (yes, I klled the php process before checking). I haven't touched anything yesterday that could have affected the phprc reading.
Can this issue be related to a new version of PHP installed by Dreamhost? I can see it is 5.3.27, build date sept 12 so I guess it could have been installed in the last days....
I tried several time to open a ticket but Dreamhost doesn't reply, even the automatic message ("we have received your support request") which, as far as I remember, is always sent, hasn't arrived in my mailbox.
Any clue? I don't really know what to do and my site is offline since yesterday...................
Thanks a lot.