I'm very new to Linux and yum. I need to install a php extension (ioncube loader) using yum, but I'm not sure how exactly this is done. I'm going off this article, which tells me I need to run the command
yum install <package>
yum install ioncube_loader_lin_5.3.so
in my case. I'm confused though as to where I need to put this file for yum to pick it up, if I still need to modify the php.ini file.. really I'm confused about everything. Can someone give me step by step instructions on how to do this? Thank you so much.