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    ionCube Encoder 12 has finally been released and supports PHP 8.1 syntax encoding!

    ionCube now has full support for PHP 8.1 so that you can secure your code to run with the latest version of PHP. ionCube Encoder has some pretty robust features when it comes to PHP code protection and adapting those features to new major versions of PHP can take quite some time to develop! So now that version 12 is here we thought this article would be a good place to include some links to our more powerful feature tutorials which allow you to get the best out of ionCube.

    Dynamic and External Keys have been available to use since version 9 of ionCube Encoder and Dynamic Keys in particular offer a very robust method for protecting your code. You can read about how those features work in this article.

    If you want to jump straight into a tutorial then take a look at the links below.

    ionCube Encoder: External Keys Tutorial – This article shows you how to setup an image based external key which is the easiest to setup.

    ionCube Encoder: Dynamic Keys Tutorial – This article goes into detail on how to setup Dynamic Keys with an example of a simple static key and an application state based key (recommended). Dynamic Keys are only available in ionCube and offer the best protection available when securing PHP code.


    We appreciate your patience and your feedback along the way while we worked on the new version of ionCube. If you have any questions for us then please reach out via [email protected]

    ionCube Encoder 12 is available for purchase now at ioncube.com.



    ionCube News

    9th Sep 2022 - Encoder and Loader version 12.0.2 Update new2.png

    Encoder and Loader version 12.0.2 are now available. This Encoder update includes improved access to the Help documentation with the GUI and other minor UI enhancements. The Loader includes a fix for an issue that may occur with a particular PHP code pattern if encoding and running code on architectures of different word sizes, and a fix when using files that contain custom error messages on PHP 8.1.

    View the release notes for this release.


    25th Aug 2022 - Encoder version 12.0.1 Update

    Encoder version 12.0.1 is now available. This free update to version 12.0 includes GUI support for bundling of PHP 7.4 and 8.1 encodings, various other new features and usability enhancements, plus documentation updates and a revised PHP header for encoded files.

    View the release notes for this release.


    12th Aug 2022 - Encoder version 12.0.0

    Encoder version 12, with support for PHP 8.1 has now been released. There are accompanying version 12 loaders.







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    Linux (64 bits) Includes ionCube 24 supporttar.gzzip12.0.22022-09-09

    my System :

    - Distribution: Debian | Release: 9.13 | Codename: wheezy
    - i-MSCP Version: i-MSCP 1.5.3| Build: 20181208 | Codename: Ennio Morricone
    - Plugins installed: ClamAV (v. 1.3.0), Mailgraph (v 1.1.1), OpenDKIM (v 2.0.0), SpamAssassin (v 2.0.1)
    - LetsEncrypt (v3.3.0), PhpSwitcher (v 5.0.5), RoundcubePlugins (v 2.0.2)YubiKeyAuth 1.1.0