It looks like ioncube has pretty much just shut down all public facing support unless you pay. No more forums as of April 1 (horrible April Fools Day joke to pull on your customers),
and a year and a half later, still not a word on PHP 8 support, despite 11 being released (new "major update") in November
Has anyone heard anything about php 8 and ioncube? Seems like this is pretty much dead in the water right now!
I've been following this as well. I'm not really sure if Ioncube is really shutting down and becoming abandoned ware - but they're getting real close.
There's really no excuse for PHP 8 support to take this long.
Ioncube is (was) a major player in PHP development. They should have started working on an encoder the moment PHP 8 went into alpha stage and stayed working on it through it's full release. But they didn't do that.
Projects that depend on Ioncube - like WHMCS - really need to move away from Ioncube, at least that's my opinion.
If I recall, Ioncube did the same thing when PHP 7.0 was released, although the delay wasn't any where near as long as this PHP 8.0 delay is.
What other PHP encoders are there? I know there's Sourceguardian. There's phpBolt - but I don't see a lot of discussion about it. Are there others?
Who uses - let me know.
I'm interested in that question - I bought a license for an encoder, but for a long time, several years ago, before that everything worked, I encoded files under PHP 7.1 and they worked fine on 7.2,7.3,7.4. But will it now work on 8 or do I need to buy a license for a new encoder again, because the old one does not support php 8, maximum 7.2.