when running the ioncube-loader-helper.php that comes with the ioncube files, it indicates that my php.ini file is at /etc/php5/cgi/php.ini. I can't get to this file.
Furthermore, if ioncube is already installed as it shows in my phpinfo.php file, how can I find where the files are? I see them nowhere, so I made an ioncube directory and installed the files there. Also made a new php.ini file and tried pointing to the ioncube file, but still no go. I used the directions from the link you provided and was already using these directions, but either way, I just can't get it loaded. I have tried every available path but it just doesn't see it.
I am using this in my php.ini:
so what is wrong?