PHP

HIDE & ENCRYPT PHP SOURCE CODE

Simply put PHP code into the obfuscator. For example:

CODE OBFUSCATION (B)

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ORIGINAL CODE $varA = "Hello World";

OBFUSCATED CODE eval(str_rot13(gzinflate(str_rot13(base64_decode('LUnHEqtVEvyaiZm94VrsCe8FCG4vG2vvPV+/zb5IqKHJd7pNcjK11MP9z9Yf...')))));

Technically offers better protection than free obfuscators, and also better performance. (Not sponsored links)

CODE PROTECTORS

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PHP is an interpreted language - Source code will be open regardless.

Compilers try to "convert normal PHP code" into a compiled self-contained app.

Compiled code is in non-human readable binary language.

PHP COMPILERS

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Obfuscators have poor performance and can be reverse-engineered.

Paid encoders are usually expensive, and may require specialized server-side installation.

Compiled code is no longer "compatible" to run beside web servers.

THE BUMMERS

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Security - Encoding not worth it until you have a billion-dollar sensitive system.

Payment - Better to just work things out politically.

YOU DECIDE

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