PHPVault allows you to encrypt and compress any PHP appliaction to prevent users from easy access to source code and to disallow modifications. Application may also be limited to run only under specified domain names, only on hosts with specified MAC addresses present in system or only till given expiration date.
To run encrypted code it is required to add PHPVault loader extension to your PHP installation. Currently loaders are available only for Linux hosts and only for x86, x86_64, armhf and arm64 architectures. In future we may try to add support for Windows hosts but this is not our priority. Supported PHP versions are: 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4.
PHPVault is currently "work in progress". Few versions of encoder and loader have been tested. When it will ready for release we will make it available for any developer wishing to use it.
When PHPVault will be available?
Unfortunately PHPVault is a one-man project and also one of several other projects that are being developed in parallel. Due to the COVID pandemic all works on PHPVault are suspended.
Will PHPVault be free to use?
Encoder alone will be free, but Encoder with licensing features will be paid software.
What will be price tag of licensed version?
We haven't decided yet what licensing model we will adopt, what licensing options will be available, what features they will cover and how much they will cost. We definitely want our software to be affordable to every PHP developer.
Will my encrypted source code be absolutely safe?
No. As long as code can be run it can also be decrypted, decompiled or reverse engineered. Skilled person can access source code no matter of what encryption strength, algorithms and techniques are used. Our goal is not to make source code inaccessible, but to make it harder to access and to give developers control over their appliactions with various licensing options.