Protecting Your PHP Source Code With ionCube Encoder
In this article I showed you how you can protect your PHP code using the ionCube PHP Encoder. While I only showed your the absolute basics, there are many other features available with the encoder that make it ideal for projects of all sizes.
Some of those features include:
- Adding a licensing mechanism to your code so only license-holders can use your code
- Handling various events in the loading process (such as if the loader isn't found)
- Writing custom properties to an encoded file
Additionally, if you use a tool such as Phing to simplify your PHP application build process, there is a built-in hook to run all of your code through ionCube PHP encoder.