ionCube News

24th May 2017 - Loader 6.1.0 released
Loader 6.1.0 released. Changes for this release:
Fix for issue related to use of include file protection combined with a callback file.
Fix for issue where setting encoded paths can lead to segmentation faults on PHP 7 in some cases.
IC24: Support for ionCube24 features on PHP 7.0
IC24: Switch to using a single cache file.
IC24: Internal changes to support future features and enhancements.


13th Mar 2017 - Loaders for IBM ppc64el released
Version 6.0.9 Loaders for Linux on the IBM Power ppc64el platform have now been released. The packages include Loaders for PHP 5.6 and PHP 7.0.


26th Jan 2017 - Loader 6.0.9 released
Loader 6.0.9 released which fixes an issue where, in PHP 7.0, an "Unsupported constant expression" error occurs rather than the correct execution of the script.


15th Dec 2016 - Loader 6.0.8 released
Loader 6.0.8 released which fixes an issue where, in PHP 7.0, a dynamic key on a method could wrongly lead to a call from that method to a private method being prevented.


2nd Dec 2016 - Loader 6.0.7 released
Loader 6.0.7 released which fixes three issues. Firstly, for the incorrect registration of certain Loader ini settings. Secondly, for the getFileName reflection API function sometimes producing a crash in the PHP 7 Loader. Lastly, for a build issue with the PHP 5.2 and below loaders.


1st Dec 2016 - Encoder 9.0.5 released
Encoder 9.0.5 released. New command line options for product licensing are added. The examples with the Windows Encoder have been updated and new documentation has been added.


11th Nov 2016 - Encoder 9.0.4 released
Encoder 9.0.4 released as the Encoder side of a fix for an issue with PHP 5.6 encoding whereby the __DIR__ and __FILE__ constants may be processed incorrectly.
Encoder 9.0.4 also fixes an issue where closures within namespaces would not be found if function obfuscation was used, and includes a few UI changes/fixes and documentation updates.


24th Oct 2016 - Loader 6.0.6 released
Loader 6.0.6 released as the Loader side of a fix for an issue with PHP 5.6 encoding whereby the __DIR__ and __FILE__ constants may be processed incorrectly.


7th Oct 2016 - Loader 6.0.5 released
Fix for an issue with the PHP 7 Loader where nested encapsulated strings may cause a fault.


23rd Sep 2016 - Loader 6.0.4 released
Fix for an issue with the PHP 7 Loader where, if a conditionally defined function was protected by a dynamic key, then the dynamic key may not be found.


19th Sep 2016 - Loader 6.0.3 released
Fix for an issue with the PHP 7 Loader where, if a function parameter
had an extra pair of brackets around it, like

(($param))

in the original 5.6 source code then an unrecognised opcode error could result when run on PHP 7.


16th Sep 2016 - Loader 6.0.2 released including support for PHP 7
The version 6.0.2 ionCube Loaders were recently released.

These include new Loaders for PHP 7.

The PHP 7 Loaders will run files produced by the version 9 ionCube Encoder for PHP 5.6.

Version 6.0.2 includes a fix for a possible crash with obfuscated functions on PHP 7.


28th Jul 2016 - Loader 6.0 beta 8 for PHP 7
The latest Linux beta Loaders for running encoded files on PHP 7 were recently released.

To download please use the links below:

32 bit: https://www.ioncube.com/php7-linux-x86-beta8.tgz

64 bit: https://www.ioncube.com/php7-linux-x86-64-beta8.tgz


Release announcements are also in our forum.


24th May 2016 - Loader 6.0 beta 5 for PHP 7
The latest Linux beta Loaders for running encoded files on PHP 7 were recently released.

To download please use the links below:

32 bit: https://www.ioncube.com/php7-linux-x86-beta5.tgz

64 bit: https://www.ioncube.com/php7-linux-x86-64-beta5.tgz


Release announcements are also in our forum.


22nd Mar 2016 - Loader 5.1.2 released
Fix for potential issue when cache has several thousand entries.


7th Feb 2016 - Loader 5.1.1 released
Fix for build issue with PHP 5.3 and 5.4 Loaders.


5th Feb 2016 - Loader 5.1.0 with realtime PHP error reporting released for Linux
Loader 5.1.0 for x86/x86-64 Linux adds support for realtime reporting of website PHP errors and uncaught exceptions into ionCube24. Email alerts from ionCube24 will notify as soon as a PHP issue has occurred so it can be investigated with minimum delay.


26th Jan 2016 - Loader 5.0.23 released
Resolve link issue with some Linux setups.


20th Jan 2016 - Loader 5.0.22 released
Added missing dependency on Linux rt library.


19th Jan 2016 - Loader 5.0.21 released
Loader 5.0.21 is now released. This has a fix for a potential issue with obfuscation of unqualified function names used within a namespace. A PDF User Guide is now included
along with the markdown version.

Various enhancements and fixes for ionCube24.


3rd Dec 2015 - Tip for obfuscating closures within namespaces
If you get an error such as "Base lambda function for closure not found" when using function name obfuscation with closures in a namespace, add "[NAMESPACE]\{closure}" to your obfuscation exclusion file. In that [NAMESPACE] should be replaced by the actual namespace. So for a namespace called "Foo" you would add "Foo\{closure}" to the obfuscation exclusion file. That would apply to all closures within the "Foo" namespace.


19th Oct 2015 - Loader 5.0.19 released
Loader 5.0.19 is released for Linux. This ionCube24 specific release eliminates a potential incorrect notification of a blocked file.


13th Oct 2015 - Encoder 9.0.2 released
Minor bug fixes, documentation updates and changes to work better with smaller Macbook screens.


14th Sep 2015 - Loader 5.0.18 released
Loader 5.0.18 is released for Linux. This release is specific to ionCube24 and eliminates the rare possibility of a false report being generated when a new file is permitted to run based on trustpoint rules.


9th Sep 2015 - Loader 5.0.17 released
Fix for issue with the 64-bit Windows loaders on Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012.


27th Aug 2015 - Loader 5.0.16 released
Loader 5.0.16 is released for Linux. This release is specific to ionCube24 and contains a fix for an issue that could prevent interaction with the ionCube24 control panel.

A previously undocumented ionCube24 php.ini setting is now documented, and a markdown format UserGuide is included.


25th Aug 2015 - Encoder 9.0.1 released
A minor maintenance update to the version 9 ionCube PHP Encoder is now available.


19th Aug 2015 - Loader 5.0.15 released
Corrected handling for PHP 5.6 magic method, __debugInfo. Fix for memory corruption issue for thread-safe PHP when running unencoded files. Improvement in handling of empty arrays in PHP 5.6 with pre-5.6 encoded files.


29th Jul 2015 - Loader 5.0.14 released
Fix for issue with previous loader release (5.0.13).


28th Jul 2015 - Loader 5.0.13 released
Loader version 5.0.13 is released. This introduces a new ionCube24 php.ini option ic24.sec.trusted_include_paths for specifying paths to trusted dynamically created and modified include files. A typical use is to specify template cache directories. Direct access to trusted include files will still be blocked and will generate a notification alert.

An enhancement for running pre 5.6 encoded files on PHP 5.6 is also added.


13th Jul 2015 - Loader 5.0.12 released
Loader version 5.0.12 is released. This addresses a problem where a large number of network aliases on a system could cause the Loader to fail.


1st Jul 2015 - Loader 5.0.11 released for Windows.
Loader version 5.0.11 is released for Windows only. This addresses a problem with the previous build of the Loaders
where those for Windows had the revision number 5.0.0 rather than 5.0.10.


28th Jun 2015 - Loader 5.0.11 released.
Loader version 5.0.11 is released for Linux. This has changes to resolve the possibility of a link error on some custom minimalist PHP builds.


22nd Jun 2015 - Loader 5.0.10 released.
Loader version 5.0.10 is released. This addresses a problem with the previous build of the Loaders for PHP 5.3.


19th Jun 2015 - Loader 5.0.9 released.
Loader version 5.0.9 is released. This addresses an issue where if a reference variable was used as a non-referenced lexical variable in a closure then memory corruption would occur.


16th Jun 2015 - Loader 5.0.8 released.
Loader version 5.0.8 is released. This addresses an issue where a call to ioncube_server_data() or ioncube_write_file() from a function producing a dynamic key would cause a fatal error. It also resolves a problem where ionCube24 notifications could not be sent with some configurations, and has other internal changes related to future ionCube24 features.


22nd May 2015 - Loader 5.0.7 released.
Loader version 5.0.7 is released. This addresses a problem that prevented the ionCube Loader from starting when XCache was also installed. In addition, it addresses an issue where the Loader might crash if a corrupt license file was encountered. The Loader also now indicates in phpinfo output whether ionCube24 support is enabled or disabled.


18th May 2015 - Loader 5.0.6 released.
Loader version 5.0.6 is released for Linux. This fixes an issue with dispatching ionCube24 messages on PHP 5.6.


15th May 2015 - Loader 5.0.5 released.
Loader version 5.0.5 is released. This addresses an issue with the Loader for 64 bit Windows, and failing to recognise PHP 5.6 encoded files from version 9.0 on Windows.


11th May 2015 - Encoder 9.0 released.
Version 9.0 is now available! This release adds support for PHP 5.6 language features, and new security mechanisms called external keys and dynamic keys.

External Keys allow the decoding key for a file to be external to the encoded file.

Dynamic Keys allows parts of an application marked with a custom annotation to be protected with encryption and a key that is not stored anywhere. Dynamic keys are generated by the PHP application itself at runtime in whatever way the developer chooses. As the code for such key generation could itself have been locked with a runtime generated key, this gives the developer the possibility of an infinitely complex protection method, and provides an innovative and uniquely powerful advancement over using a static key embedded or shipped with the protected code.


8th May 2015 - Loader 5.0.4 released.
Loader version 5.0.4 is released with a fix for larger than necessary memory usage for some scripts. Updating is recommended.


3rd May 2015 - Loader 5.0.3 released for Linux.
Loader version 5.0.3 is released for Linux. This includes an ionCube24 update where the Trustpoint (the point in time where website content is trusted) is automatically enabled and set to the current when the protection system initialises for the first time.


28th Apr 2015 - Loader 5.0 released.
New major release of ionCube Loaders that will run files from the upcoming latest generation of the ionCube PHP Encoder, version 9, as well as older files.

The Loaders also add an end-user feature called encoded paths to specify the locations where encoded files may exist. This improves efficiency and is particularly beneficial when the PHP OP Cache is used and also if files are stored on network drives as can be the case with Magento installations. A php.ini property is used to specify the paths.

On Linux, the Loader includes support for the new real-time website security system ioncube24.com. This is an intrusion protection system providing real-time protection and automatic blocking of malware resulting from a vulnerability exploit.


4th Mar 2015 - Encoder 8.3.3
Encoder 8.3.3 released. This release is for Linux users only,
and includes a 64 bit build of the Encoder (_64 suffix) in
addition to the 32 bit builds.


26th Feb 2015 - Loader 4.7.5 released.
Fix for issue where, if a call to eval() contained syntactically invalid code, it would cause the Loader to crash on PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.6.


18th Feb 2015 - Encoder 8.3.2
Encoder 8.3.2 released. Minor bug fix and product licensing enhancements.


10th Feb 2015 - Loader 4.7.4 released.
Fix for issue where, if a class implements the Serializable interface, the __sleep and __wakueup functions are still called upon serialize/unserialize.


15th Dec 2014 - Loader 4.7.3 released.
Fix for issue where if the current working directory is not in the path then a require() can cause the file to be ignored.


24th Nov 2014 - Loader 4.7.2 released.
This release extends support for old PHP 5 Encoded files so that they can be run on PHP 5.5 and PHP 5.6, and not only up to PHP 5.4. Though files designed for PHP 5.0 can now be used with PHP 5.5 and 5.6, files produced for PHP 5.5 and above will deliver the best performance on those versions. We highly recommend producing / using files that match the target version as closely as possible.


17th Oct 2014 - Loader 4.7.1 released.
Updates include an improvement for when symbolic links are used with script file paths and a fix for binary encoded files with no preamble not being recognised on 64 bit systems.


28th Oct 2014 - Encoder 8.3.1.2 released (OS X only).
Encoder 8.3.1.2 is released with a fix for Help menu behaviour with the Basic edition.


17th Oct 2014 - Loader 4.7.0 released.
Our latest Loader family includes support for running files on PHP 5.6*
* files must be targetted for PHP 5.3 and higher.


15th Oct 2014 - Loader 4.6.2 released.
Maintenance release with fixes and improvements for running code on PHP 5.4 and PHP 5.5.


2nd Oct 2014 - Encoder 8.3.1.1 released.
Encoder 8.3.1.1 is released with a fix for a potential issue for projects having many ignored folders.
Release notes


19th Sep 2014 - Encoder 8.3.1 released.
Encoder 8.3.1 is now released.
Release notes


22nd Apr 2014 - Loader 4.6.1 released.
Improvement for code running on PHP 5.4.


18th Apr 2014 - Encoder 8.3.0 released.
Encoder 8.3.0 is now released, including support for encoding PHP 5.5 language features.
Release notes


4th Apr 2014 - Loader 4.6.0 released.
Support for PHP 5.5 encoded files.
Fix for issue where integers close to 2147483647 could be incorrect on 64 bit platforms.


18th Feb 2014 - Loader 4.5.3 released.
Fix for potential issue on PHP 5.4 and 5.5 when an exception is thrown within a block containing a break.


4th Feb 2014 - Encoder 8.2.0 released.
Encoder 8.2.0 is released with new features, and now a GUI for OS X!
Release notes


28th Jan 2014 - Loader 4.5.2 released.
Release of Windows Loaders built with VC11, now including a Loader for 64 bit Windows.


9th Jan 2014 - Encoder 8.1.2 released.
Encoder 8.1.2 is released fixing an issue with an obscure optimisation scenario.


3rd Jan 2014 - Loader 4.5.1 released.
Improvements to support of PHP 5.3 encoded files.


2nd Jan 2014 - Encoder 8.1.1 released.
Encoder 8.1.1 is released with a couple of minor fixes and documentation update. Version 8 users can update for free from the members area.


23rd Dec 2013 - Loader 4.5.0 released.
Loader 4.5.0 released with support for running encoded files on PHP 5.5
Visit the Loaders page


4th Dec 2013 - Online Encoder Available
The Online Encoder service is available again. Apologies for the inconvenience if you're a user of the service.


2nd Dec 2013 - Server Migrations
We're currently completing some infrastructure changes. This is unavoidably causing some disruption to services but should
be completed soon. Apologies for the inconvenience. More details will be posted on our blog as a followup.


15th Oct 2013 - Loader 4.4.4 released.
Loader 4.4.4 released.
Read more...


14th Oct 2013 - Encoder 8.1 released.
Version 8.1 of the ionCube PHP Encoder is now available!

Our latest version includes new security features, a security checklist, automatic update notifications, a news feed, and more!

Further information is available in the Encoder release notes and product documentation.


11th Oct 2013 - New Loader Installer for automated Loader install
ionCube Loader Installer released.

Download from the Loaders page.


9th Sep 2013 - Loader 4.4.3 released.
Loader 4.4.3 released.
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20th Jun 2013 - Encoder 8.0.2 released.
Encoder 8.0.2 released.
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13th Jun 2013 - Loader 4.4.1 released.
Loader 4.4.1 released.
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6th Jun 2013 - ionCube version 8.0.1 released.
ionCube version 8.0.1 released.
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5th Jun 2013 - Online PHP Encoder update.
Online PHP Encoder update.
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19th May 2013 - Great fun at our Minecraft event for local kids.
Great fun at our Minecraft event for local kids.
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13th May 2013 - Encoder version 8 released.
Encoder version 8 released.
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3rd May 2013 - Loader 4.4.0 released.
Loader 4.4.0 released.
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12th Sep 2012 - 12 stowaways escape from lorry outside our office. See the dramatic video from our CCTV.
12 stowaways escape from lorry outside our office. See the dramatic video from our CCTV.
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7th Sep 2012 - SAVE AN EXTRA 20% on upgrades from Encoder version 6.5 to version 7 during September!
SAVE AN EXTRA 20% on upgrades from Encoder version 6.5 to version 7 during September!
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6th Aug 2012 - ionCube hosts festival of code in Kent (UK) for YRS. Young developers aged 9 to 18 coming. Should be fun!
ionCube hosts festival of code in Kent (UK) for YRS. Young developers aged 9 to 18 coming. Should be fun!
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23rd May 2012 - Loader 4.2.1 released. Loaders for FreeBSD 9 added.
Loader 4.2.1 released. Loaders for FreeBSD 9 added.
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16th May 2012 - Full release of Loaders for PHP 5.4.
Full release of Loaders for PHP 5.4.
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27th Apr 2012 - Final Linux early access PHP 5.4 Loaders; full support for running PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 5.3 encoded files on PHP 5.4.
Final Linux early access PHP 5.4 Loaders; full support for running PHP 4, PHP 5 and PHP 5.3 encoded files on PHP 5.4.
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20th Apr 2012 - Updates to PHP 5.4 Loaders; now with PHP 5 and 5.3 support.
Updates to PHP 5.4 Loaders; now with PHP 5 and 5.3 support.
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29th Mar 2012 - Early access Loaders for PHP 5.4 now available.


28th Mar 2012 - We've switched to a superior Helpdesk to serve customers better.
We've switched to a superior Helpdesk to serve customers better.
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25th Mar 2012 - Online Encoder service issue resolved.


23rd Jan 2012 - Updated PayPal support for Encoder credits purchases.


13th Jan 2012 - Technical fault with our main UK phone number resolved.


8th Dec 2011 - Loader 4.0.11 released.


17th Oct 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.9 released for Windows.


19th Sep 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.8 released for FreeBSD and OS X.


19th Sep 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.8 released for Windows and Linux.


5th Aug 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.7 released for Windows.


2nd Jun 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.5 released.


21st Apr 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.4 released.


8th Apr 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.3 released for Windows.


25th Feb 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.2 released.


16th Feb 2011 - Version 4.0.7 Loaders released.


21st Jan 2011 - Version 4.0.5 Loaders released.


14th Jan 2011 - PHP Encoder 7.0.1 released.


14th Dec 2010 - PHP Encoder 7.0.0.3 released with back compatibility support for hosts running old Loaders.


3rd Dec 2010 - PHP Encoder 7.0 is now released.


21st Oct 2010 - The online Encoder upgrade has been completed successfully.


20th Oct 2010 - The online Encoder will be unavailable for a short while from 21/10/10 @ 11:00 BST for a scheduled upgrade.


21st Apr 2010 - VC9 compiled Loaders now available.


12th Apr 2010 - An all new Loader Wizard script is available to assist with Loader installation.


2nd Sep 2009 - PHP 5.3 Loader for Linux x86 released.


16th Jul 2009 - PHP Encoder update for Linux and Windows.


1st May 2009 - We are recruiting.
We are recruiting.
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19th Jan 2009 - The Online Encoder engine has been updated.
The Online Encoder engine has been updated.
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1st Jan 2009 - We wish everyone all the best in the New Year for a safe and prosperous 2009.


15th Sep 2008 - High winds from Hurricane Ike caused multiple power and internet outages to over 1M homes and businesses in the Ohio Valley, affecting one of our payment providers 2co.com. We're sorry for the inconvenience to our customers who tried to use their service for payment during that time, and service was restored after a few hours.


23rd Dec 2007 - Seasons Greetings! Please see details of our Christmas schedule.


19th Sep 2007 - ionCube Baby!
Ahead of schedule by a couple of weeks, a smiling baby Sabrina was born this morning at 7.1 lbs. Many thanks to the staff at St. Thomas' Hospital for their excellent care.


27th Aug 2007 - Bank Holiday and End of August Discount
Save 20% on purchases!

Bank Holiday and End of August Discount
Save 20% on purchases!
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20th Aug 2007 - PHP Encoder for OS X released.
PHP Encoder for OS X released.
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1st Aug 2007 - Encoder version 6.5.13 released.
Encoder version 6.5.13 released.
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29th May 2007 - ionCube integration with OutSite-In.
ionCube integration with OutSite-In.
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22nd Feb 2007 - ionCube Encoder 6.5.12 released.
ionCube Encoder 6.5.12 released.
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7th Jan 2007 - ionCube Encoder 6.5.11 released.
ionCube Encoder 6.5.11 released.
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16th Nov 2006 - ionCube Encoder 6.5.10 released.
ionCube Encoder 6.5.10 released.
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6th Nov 2006 - Major server migration.
Major server migration.
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4th Nov 2006 - PHP 5.2 Linux Loaders released.
PHP 5.2 Linux Loaders released.
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12th Oct 2006 - Package Foundry 3.0.6 released.
Package Foundry 3.0.6 released.
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4th Oct 2006 - Updated Loader released.
Updated Loader released.
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16th Jan 2006 - ionCube PHP Encoder 6.5! New security & extra features in our most advanced release ever!
ionCube PHP Encoder 6.5! New security & extra features in our most advanced release ever!
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13th Dec 2005 - Christmas Sale now on - ends midnight Dec 31st GMT!
Christmas Sale now on - ends midnight Dec 31st GMT!
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12th Dec 2005 - ionCube Korea unveils new look website!
ionCube Korea unveils new look website!
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29th Nov 2005 - New Loaders with support for PHP 5.1 have been released.
New Loaders with support for PHP 5.1 have been released.
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21st Oct 2005 - New Loaders
Version 3.0.8 Loaders are now available with upcoming new product support and new security layers.

New Loaders
Version 3.0.8 Loaders are now available with upcoming new product support and new security layers.
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10th Oct 2005 - IPF 3 is now available with an improved installer interface and many new features!
IPF 3 is now available with an improved installer interface and many new features!
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23rd Aug 2005 - Beta Loaders for PHP 5.1RC1 have now been released for OSX, Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD.
Beta Loaders for PHP 5.1RC1 have now been released for OSX, Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD.
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10th Aug 2005 - ionCube PHP Encoder 6 released, with license file support and much more!
ionCube PHP Encoder 6 released, with license file support and much more!
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13th Jul 2005 - Loader packages updated for PHP 4.4
Loader packages updated for PHP 4.4
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26th Apr 2005 - We have added to the site a gallery of installers created with the Package Foundry.
We have added to the site a gallery of installers created with the Package Foundry.
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19th Apr 2005 - Version 2.0 of the Package Foundry has been released, with support for language packs, HTTPS and more!
Version 2.0 of the Package Foundry has been released, with support for language packs, HTTPS and more!
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30th Mar 2005 - New Product:
The ionCube Bundler launches.

New Product:
The ionCube Bundler launches.
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29th Mar 2005 - Save up to 25% with discounts on multiple purchases, new mega bundles, or if upgrading from alternative encoding systems.
Save up to 25% with discounts on multiple purchases, new mega bundles, or if upgrading from alternative encoding systems.
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10th Mar 2005 - The PHP 5 Encoder has been released! The new Encoder bundle comes with both PHP 4 and PHP 5 Encoders, and support for IPF.
The PHP 5 Encoder has been released! The new Encoder bundle comes with both PHP 4 and PHP 5 Encoders, and support for IPF.
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14th Jan 2005 - Version 1.3 of the ionCube Package Foundry has just been released. Existing Package Foundry customers can download the latest version from their account page for FREE!
Version 1.3 of the ionCube Package Foundry has just been released. Existing Package Foundry customers can download the latest version from their account page for FREE!
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10th Dec 2004 - A new Loader is now available and is required for users running PHP 4.3.10.
A new Loader is now available and is required for users running PHP 4.3.10.
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25th Nov 2004 - Create professional web installers for your web applications with the unique ionCube Package Foundry.
Create professional web installers for your web applications with the unique ionCube Package Foundry.
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15th Sep 2004 - PHP5 Loader support released into beta!
PHP5 Loader support released into beta!
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19th Aug 2004 - In the press: interview with ionCube founder, Nick Lindridge at Olate.com


9th Aug 2004 - ionCube expands its development team with latest team member, Jon Dee.
Congratulations to Mike Bradley of Logo Manager who wins our $500 recruitment award.


30th Jul 2004 - PHP Encoder Version 3.2 with Windows GUI is officially released.
Find out more...


7th Jul 2004 - The much anticipated ionCube Encoder GUI is now released in beta.


25th May 2004 - We expand our coverage of the Asian market with the launch of ionCube Korea.


2nd Mar 2004 - New Encoder Release
Version 3.1 of the ionCube PHP Encoder is now released.


1st Feb 2004 - PaWS

Sponsors of UK PHP
and Web Standards 2004


18th Dec 2003 - Save 50 Euros (~$60) when purchasing the ionCube Encoder and Maguma Studio IDE!
Visit the Maguma Store for full bundle details.


18th Nov 2003 - Standalone Encoder International Edition released with localisation support.


5th Nov 2003 - Maguma
ionCube partners with Maguma to integrate encoding into the Maguma IDE.


26th Oct 2003 - IW Internet World
Read Wolfgang Drews review of the ionCube Encoder in this months Internet World.


24th Oct 2003 - Paris PHP Conference
ionCube sponsors the 2nd Annual AFUP PHP Conference in Paris, France.


11th Oct 2003 - ionCube receives "PHP Magazin Reader's Choice" awards for its PHP Encoder and for best PHP Cache.


8th Oct 2003 - Updated Loaders for Microsoft platforms released.


24th Sep 2003 - Referral Partners Programme launched.


1st Sep 2003 - BETA Loader for OSX released.


31st Aug 2003 - BETA Encoder 3.0 for Microsoft platforms launched.


21st Aug 2003 - ionCube Japan division launched


20th Aug 2003 - Free HTML Encoder released


18th Aug 2003 - OpenBSD Loaders released


7th Aug 2003 - ionCube sponsors CodeWalkers Coding Contest


10th Jul 2003 - NetBSD Loaders released


8th Jul 2003 - Cerberus Encoder released offering MAC address restricting


3rd Jul 2003 - Version 3.0 Encoders released