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We are about to deploy our PHP web application in different branches of our company and I am looking for PHP code encoders as to protect our PHP scripts from tampering. I know that Zend Guard is probably the most ideal tool there is, but the-power-that-be wants me to look for other alternatives.

Have you guys got any suggestions or other alternatives? I have looked around and they all promised almost the same things it gets me confused =/.

Thank's in advance for the help :D

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Think this belongs on stackoverflow. – Espennilsen Feb 22 '10 at 11:23
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The two most commonly used ones I have seen are Zend as you mentioned and ionCube. These seem to be the ones most supported by hosting providers etc.

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I've heard good things too about ionCube, thank's for pointing that out :) – andreas Feb 22 '10 at 11:31

I've always worked with the Zend solutions, and never been disapointed.

AND a major Point, if your corporate is not to greedy, you can buy a support and a complete Development suit and Production Environnement.

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Will propose it for sure, thx :) – andreas Feb 22 '10 at 11:32

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