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2.1. Compression and Package Transfer

Applications packaged with the ionCube Package Foundry are stored internally as compressed 'tar.gz' files.

When the application is uploaded to the target server, the installer may attempt to upload the package as a compressed archive, then extract the archive remotely using a PHP script uploaded to the server. If the target server does not support this operation, however, then the package is extracted before upload.

This procedure ensures that installation time is kept to a minimum.