The PHP Obfuscator online tool obfuscates the source code of a PHP script so that it is difficult to read by people and it's significance may be recognized only with difficulty.
In the case of a release of PHP scripts we might often avoid that other people can easily identify the exact function of the script, or we want to make it difficult for them to use the code for their own scripts.
For this, PHP Obfuscator renames the variable name, interface, class and function names into meaningless characters and numbers. Spaces, empty lines and comments will be removed from the source code. Furthermore, strings (except "here docs" blocks) can be encoded, which can be useful to avoid simple changes to the script output.
With PHP Obfuscator, no complete illegibility of the source code can be achieved, since the PHP server must be still able to process the script - even without additional software installed on the server.
For proper processing of the script, the full source code or the entire file (including HTML tags) should be pasted. If you want to process only a portion of a script, the code block must be contain a PHP start and end tag.