ionCube PHP Encoder is an utility from www.ioncube.com, It protect software written in PHP programming language from being viewed, changed, and run on unlicensed computers.
The tools use the technique of compiling to byte code prior to encoding so that source code is eliminated, and runtime overheads are reduced.A PHP extension called the ionCube Loader handles the reading and execution of encoded files at run time.
You can install the ionCube Loader by following some simple steps.
Most of the programmers of PHP have the same problem (how to protect PHP scripts source code ), because PHP scripts source codes are simply plain text, anyone who knows how to program/code can easily know your programming logic and can do things(hack and resell).
With ionCube PHP encoder, your php scripts are transformed into codes that human can not possibly understand or modify, that sounds great to all of you programmers but there comes a disadvantage, the compatibility,ionCube encoded scripts can not be executed without a loader, and asking your clients to install an extra loader(paid software) before they can run your scripts is not acceptable.
RaidenHTTPD is a web server with built in PHP 5 support, and after contacting with ionCube company (Ltd), we are allowed to include the ionCube loader inside our RaidenHTTPD server software package, that means with default RaidenHTTPD installation option, you will be able to execute ionCube encoded scripts directly without the need of installing another loader.
Of course, if You want to encode PHP files, You can consider to buy an ionCube PHP encoder from www.ioncube.com.
It is not free 🙂