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How to Prepare Web Pages for ASPS Protected Hosting

Why use the ASPS web browser? First rule: Prevent Direct Access

The first thing to realise is that ASPS Protected Hosting will not protect direct access to your nominated page on its own. You need to prevent access from all IP addresses except that of the ASPS server. You can use one of our CMS plugins or you can roll your own code. If you do not understand this concept then please contact our support team by email.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How to Properly Display Video

HTML5 video is not supported because the default player provides fullscreen and download buttons. Instead, you need to use a Flash player embedded on your web page and ensure that mouse-over options and fullscreen are disabled. That way you can be assured that your video is not saved and remain within the realm of the copy protection applied to the web page.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How to setup an ASPS Protected Hosting account

See the Tutorial Video for setting up WordPress. The setup for other CMS is very similar as the Check-Referrer plugin is available for all popular CMS.

To test your link, go to "My Web" and click your link. Note that site that you nominate in "Preferences" is merely the domain that you niminate for testing. On your site's index page you can provide a link to continue onto the protected page that you want to test. That page will need IP "Check Referrer" protection to precent direct access, but for now it should be protected, as with any pages that are visited via our ASPS server.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How ASPS Protected Hosting works

ASPS Protected Hosting uses pages from your web site and delivers them via an ASPS server provided by ArtistScope. It can deliver select pages or the whole site while providing the most secure copy protection that cannot be exploited.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How does ASPS Protected Hosting compare to having your own ASPS server?

The main difference is that to use ASPS server software you need a dedicated or virtual server for the right to install software at root level. In contrast ASPS protected Hosting does not require the installation of software on your server which means that it can be used with absolutely any web site.

Why use the ASPS web browser? What can be protected by ASPS Protected Hosting

Anything that can be displayed on a web page can be protected including all media such as images, Flash and video. It doesn't matter if that media is delivered from content servers, other websites, Amazon S3 or YouTube as long as the web page HTML comes from your website. And it does not matter what type of programming language is used to create your pages or what type of server is used because ASPS Protected Hosting uses the web pages from your site after they have already been assembled and delivered for ASPS retrieval requests.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How often does the ASPS server update your web pages?

All pages are delivered live. When your user requests a protected page the ASPS server will retrieve it from your site, convert the appropriate links and deliver it immediately. This way you only have to worry about updating content on your website where you have easy access and the most control over it. Although ASPS server is not configured for cache retention the pages delivering your site will be not be forcibly clearing cache, caching may apply at both ends of the Internet connection used. Otherwise you can expect to see any changes in updated pages immediately. Media delivered by those web pages, if provided from a third resource, can be expected to be cached by the Internet services on both ends.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How to evaluate ASPS Protected Hosting

To simply evaluate the effectiveness of ASPS protection for a variety of media you can download the ArtistScope web browser and then create a demo account that will enable limited access to most features for 14 days.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How to create an ASPS Protected Hosting account

Visit the ASPS Protected Hosting pricing page to select the usage plan that you need.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How to manage your ASPS Protected Hosting account

Each account is provided with a login to the ASPS Control Panel where all of your subscribers, web pages, media and protection settings can be managed from any computer or device that can access web pages and supports cookies. All demo accounts use the same Control Panel but can only list and manage their own items while each user that has a paid/established ASPS Protected Hosting account is provided with their own Control Panel and sub-domain like company.ww9.info.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How to optimize web pages to be protected

When the ASPS server retrieves your web page it will evaluate each and every link on that page by predesigned formula and modify links to other pages accordingly. A a general rule all links pointing to pages outside of your website will not be modified. But all links pointing to pages within your site may be modified so that when your visitor clicks them that the next page is also delivered via ASPS Protected Hosting and thus similarly copy protected.

This is where optimization becomes necessary because not all of your site links need to be protected and there will also be some that should not be protected because it might cause errors such as web forms for submitting posts to blogs and forums, feedback forms and online purchase orders.

If you can edit those links manually you can add a comment for "asps=nochange" for example:  
<a href="page.php" rel="nochange">My Link</a>

Otherwise links in menus and pages can be excluded by nominating their keyword in the ASPS Control Panel provided with your ASPS Protected Hosting account. For example your list of keywords might include "asps, comments, feed, wp-login" and then any links containing those keywords will be excluded from link conversion and remain as is.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How to protect pages nominated for protection

The whole of any website can be protected or just select pages from it. But either way, any pages? to remain protected need some attention to prevent direct access otherwise why bother protecting them. You need to allow access to those pages from the ASPS server only and to do that you can use Referrer Checking. Web designers working with custom sites can use any programming language at their disposal (preferably not JavaScript) to check the Referrer of page requests and restrict access by IP address and/or site name. Otherwise sites using CMS like WordPress can use the ASPS Check Referrer plugin.

Why use the ASPS web browser? How does ASPS Protected Hosting affect SEO and search engine friendliness?

Who in their right mind would want protected web pages listed or known to search engines? The concept is not only concept destroying and ridiculous but is impossible because search engines cannot access web pages protected by ASPS. The only way an ASPS protected web page can be accessed is by using the ArtistScope Web Browser.

Why use the ASPS web browser? The protection options that can be applied

The image below depicts the settings applicable to your visitors:

Similar settings can be applied to your protected web pages.

How to use the ASPS Check Referrer add-on for CMS

Available for WordPress and some other CMS, the ASPS Check Referrer add-on can be used to restrict access to your protected pages ensuring that they can only be viewed via the ASPS protected Hosting service. More detailed instructions can be found on the ASPS Check Referrer page.

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