I really don’t know but just finds it weird that it’s been encrypted.
Here’s what they replied with;
package is not open source(will be encrypted)…however, you are free to do design changes as you want however if you want the script decrypted you may have to choose a different and more expensive package.
If they don’t have a requirement for ionCube or Zend on the server they are probably using a poor-man’s version of encryption…which is easily break able. How shocking for a company that says they have an “army of 200 developers” pfft yeah right.
I asked an alternative to Agriya (fundraisingscript.com) right after you asked me same question about their encryption model and they sent me server requirements as thus;
Linux Operating System (Cent OS Recommended)
PHP 5.0 (or Higher)
mySQL 5 (or Higher)
GD Library (Available free at http://www.libgd.org) IonCube Loader (Available free at http://www.ioncube.com/loaders.php)
Mod Url_rewrite enabled
Ability to run at least 2 cron jobs every day
Open SSL compiled with PHP (fsockopen must be enabled)
P.S. Whole fundraising script is built using valid php, xhtml, jquery-ajax coding and php framework called “CodeIgniter”, and its MVC structure.
Encryption is usually done to protect the source code–not “hide bad code”.
I sell licenses for a PHP webapp I developed, and I encrypt the source code. That prevents folks from re-distributing/re-selling/re-using my code for the application being sold.
Without knowing the name of the webapp you’re trying to purchase, I’m guessing it’s a similar situation. If you want any modifications, you’ll have to make the requests through the company producing the webapp.