ionCube Installer Creator for Web Applications
IPF creates familiar, easy to use and reliable installers for web applications, e.g. PHP/ASP based applications. IPF created installers give a professional impression, and are a preferable alternative to distributing a bundle of files in a zip archive, and dramatically simplify the often awkward task of successful product deployment to remote servers.
Install .exe's for Windows can be created on Windows or Linux, with the Linux version being ideal for dynamically creating custom installers from a web server server prior to download. On Windows, in addition to the command line version, a comprehensive and easy to use GUI is provided to simplify usage, and requiring no scripting.
Installers offer fast install to remote or local servers, and eliminate common problems from error prone tasks such as setting custom file/dir permissions, and file corruption caused by WinZIP or manual FTP in ASCII mode instead of binary. Post install scripts can be triggered, custom graphics used for precise product branding, and familiar features of license agreement and help display plus much more are included.
The latest release 2.0 allows multi-language installers to be created, e.g. English, German, Japanese, etc., supports custom installer icons and version info, and has other innovations.