PHP Encoder 12

Product Comparison

The ionCube PHP Encoder is available in 3 variants for Windows, macOS, Linux, and FreeBSD. The product prices are below.

  Basic Pro Cerberus Pro CI Cerberus CI
Price $199 $299 $399 $388 $518
Number of Licenses 1 1 1 2 2
Additional License
Encode from a second machine for 25% less
$149 $224 $299 $89 $119
Lifetime License Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Licensing Features
Features to generate time expiring
and IP/domain name restricted license files
MAC Address based licensing
Available Encoder Platforms Windows, macOS,
Linux, FreeBSD
Windows, macOS,
Linux, FreeBSD
Windows, macOS,
Linux, FreeBSD
Linux, FreeBSD Linux, FreeBSD
Product Switching   From Basic $125 From Basic $199
From Pro $125
Contact sales Contact sales
Special Edition GUI Upgrade for Windows and macOS $40 $40 $40 N/A N/A


The purchase of a main product license includes 3 months of Starter Helpdesk Support for FREE. Standard or Premium support may be purchased at any time before or after the free support has expired for enhanced support options. Minor product upgrades for the licensed product version are provided free of charge, with major upgrades available at a discount.


The Windows and macOS Encoders come with a GUI. The Special Edition GUI is an upgrade adding support for automatic archiving of encoded projects, a simple FTP client for FTP transfer after encoding, and a unique and innovative concept called dynamic fields. Please see the GUI User Guide for more details.

The CI (Continuous Integration) Edition

The CI Edition is aimed for users who encode as part of a CI pipeline, where flexibility of temporary machine licenses is beneficial. This product comes with 2 license slots, more can be purchased as required, and license activation and deactivation can be used to control a license at the start and end of session. License allocations are also released every 24 hours and can be activated for a new instance if a previous session failed before license deactivation.