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ioncube Encoder Protects Your PHP Code

With the growing number of “employers” trying to trick you out in all possible ways, a freelancer needs a tool to protect his/her work from being stolen. ioncube Encoder is one of the competable tools available on the commercial market to help you with this.

ioncube Encoder


What it is generally:

  • A computer program which converts a file containing php code into an unreadable byte stream, versions available for Windows (with GUI) and Linux (command line, server-installable)

What it can do:

  • encode php files without a possibility to convert them back
  • obfuscate php code
  • encode for special server environment (IP, domain, etc)
  • being installed to server, generate licenses for your php applications on the fly to allow e-commerce

Who needs it:

  • php developers to protect the code produced
  • site owners to protect site engines from being stolen and installed on other sites

How much it costs:

  • from around 200 to around 400 for a single installation, discounts available for different configurations
  • considerably cheaper than other commercial encoders
  • if you cannot afford it, you work is not worth of being encoded 😉


  • Zend encoder from Zend packages (comparison in one of the following posts in this series)

Product experience 5 oft of 5. ~ Excellent!
Shopping experience 4.5 out of 5. ~ Almost excellent!

Other questions you might ask:

  • yes, it has considerably better compression and production benchmarks than other commercial and freeware encoders
  • yes, encoding with ioncube is one-way only, and no sane decoding is possible
  • yes, it has M$ Windows GUI and has no Linux GUI
  • yes, it runs from Linux command line and may be involved from Linux command line in real time
  • yes, you might limit scripts to running on dedicated MAC, IP or host name (special version required)
  • yes, I will write more information, tutorials and howto-es on its features and usage in my blog, just stay tuned
  • yes, please ask your questions, I will surely answer them if I know the answer

Php script before encoding

Php script before encoding

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Php script encoded with ioncube

Php script encoded with ioncube

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