How to Prepare Web Pages for ASPS Protected Hosting
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.
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.
How to setup an ASPS Protected Hosting account
How ASPS Protected Hosting works
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
How to create an ASPS Protected Hosting account
ASPS Protected Hosting pricing page to select the usage plan
that you need.
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
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
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"
<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.
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
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.
How does ASPS Protected Hosting affect SEO and search
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.
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
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.