Version 8.3 of the ionCube PHP Encoder for software protection makes it easy to protect PHP source code from easy observation, theft and change by compiling to bytecode. PHP licensing features built into the Pro and Cerberus editions also allow licensing PHP scripts to control where PHP code runs, and files can also have a time expiry. Non-PHP code such as XML can also be encrypted.
Three editions of the ionCube PHP Encoder (Basic, Pro and Cerberus) all offer compiled PHP encoding using obfuscated bytecode, plus optional encryption of non-PHP files. Pro and Cerberus also include PHP licensing features for time expiry and restricting where code can be used, allowing licensing models to be effectively and easily implemented.
The PHP Encoder is available for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and OS X. The Windows and OS X Encoders come with a powerful and easy to use GUI, and all editions also include command line Encoders for easy automation. The Pro and Cerberus Encoders also include tools for license file creation.
ionCube Encoded files run on a wide range of operating systems including Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and others, and PHP versions up to PHP 5.5. Support for other platforms is available on request.
PHP scripts can be easily read, changed and run on any PHP enabled system. Encoding PHP offers important benefits.
Product Developers: protect and license your code before distribution. Time restricting is ideal for protecting evaluation copies, and server/domain based locking helps secure revenue from multiple domain deployments.
Website Designers: protect your creative work and a revenue stream from future script updates.
Enterprise Customers: successfully enforce internal change control policies by avoiding untracked software tweaks that may get lost on a site reinstall or server move.
Website Owners: hide sensitive data and protect scripts from unauthorised changes that may go unnoticed indefinitely, and be a serious security and data protection risk.