?
Solved

Best php encoder

Posted on 2010-09-13
5
Medium Priority
?
415 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi All,

Im looking for the best and easiest php encoder.

We have developed an application here which we would love to encrypt.

I'm open to ideas, Haven't got a budget set.

Items I like are being able to restrict to an ip address.

As we are doing many updates, I don't want it to be a timely process either every time we update a file.

Any ideas would be great.
0
Comment
Question by:Cheryl Lander
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:jcparedes
jcparedes earned 600 total points
ID: 33668953
I have used Zend Guard (http://www.zend.com/en/products/guard/) and never had a problem.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
ninetech earned 800 total points
ID: 33670628
You can use NuSphere to encode your php application
http://www.nusphere.com/products/nucoder.htm
0
 
LVL 111

Assisted Solution

by:Ray Paseur
Ray Paseur earned 600 total points
ID: 33671476
Regarding this, "As we are doing many updates, I don't want it to be a timely process either every time we update a file."

If you're distributing software, you probably want to have fairly sturdy version control.

You can use a unique, random key assigned to each license, and use it to "call home" with the IP address.  If the key and address do not match your expectations, you can log the event for further investigation, and even send back a "die" signal.  This is a very simple REST service.  But before you do the latter, be careful about the risk of consequential damages.  Here is what could happen.

Your client has a valid, paid license and runs the software in a hosted account.  One day, the host moves his application from server A to server B.  The new IP address causes his system to fail, neither he nor the host can figure out why, his system is down for hours, he loses hundreds of thousands of dollars, his clients abandon him, and he sues you for negligence.  I think that risk is not worth it.  Instead, just look at your logs (you can automate the inspection) and if you see hits coming from a new IP address, apply some human intelligence to the problem.

Best regards, ~Ray
0
 

Author Comment

by:Cheryl Lander
ID: 33689356
Waiting on more suggestions. thanks for the things so far though.
0
 
LVL 111

Expert Comment

by:Ray Paseur
ID: 33689445
I think Zend Guard and NuSphere are the best suggestions for obfuscating your code.  They are what I see most often.  Good luck with your project, ~Ray
0

Featured Post

Get proactive database performance tuning online

At Percona’s web store you can order full Percona Database Performance Audit in minutes. Find out the health of your database, and how to improve it. Pay online with a credit card. Improve your database performance now!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article was originally published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . Today it’s fairly well known that high-performing websites and applications bring in more visitors, higher SEO, and ultimately more sales. By the same token, downtime…
When it comes to security, close monitoring is a must. According to WhiteHat Security annual report, a substantial number of all web applications are vulnerable always. Monitis offers a new product - fully-featured Website security monitoring and pr…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).
Suggested Courses

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question