I put a copy of my php.ini file from my root folder into my gtranslate folder and it works now.
I am not able to manually edit the translations though. When I add ?language_edit=1 to the end of the url of that translated page that I want to manually edit I see little pencil markers next to all of the text, but when I click on them a light box pops up with a orange border but the rest of the screen is blank. There isn't even a close button. I have to hit the back browser button to get out of it. Is this related to the same problem I was havign before (ioncube) or is this a new problem to have to solve? If so, I should create a new thread?