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How to protect code source of my mobile sites.

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by luisqp66, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. luisqp66

    luisqp66 Junior Member

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    I don't know if this is the right place on BHW to place this post.
    This is concerning my offline activities: selling mobile site to local restaurants.

    Iam facing a problem: Almost all my customers already have normal website managed by their web agencies.
    Their web agencies are not very helpfull in providing FTP codes or WP admin password.
    Ans as i will place all my mobile files in FTP which they manage I fear they could steal all files and use for their other clients and/or claim I have broken original site....

    Is it clever to split code in 2 hostings ? CSS in my hosting and all other php and html pages in client's hosting ?

    How do you guys manage that ?
     
  2. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There's no way to protect html/css code.. there are some obfuscators online if you try in google, however anything is easy to steal again..

    remember if they want to steal from you, they don't need to have ftp.. they just visit the page in their browser and do a view source
     
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  3. originalposter

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    Here is something you can do;

    Request a sub-domain made (m.company.com), and point that sub-domain only pointed to YOUR hosting.
    Host the mobile site on your own hosting. (So this protects your files)

    Then, upload a mobile/desktop script on their FTP
    If mobile -> redirects to m.company.com (your hosting)
    If desktop -> stays on their hosting

    But that being said, unless your mobile site is SUPER amazing, no one bothers stealing your website.

    Even if you successfully secure and protect those source code / files, it can be easily replicate within a short period of time usually. So I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
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  4. luisqp66

    luisqp66 Junior Member

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    I know peope can steal website anyway. Hovever, from my experience it seems more painful to steal using source code than using clean original files.

    Originalopost - > you give me here a good Idea. I will buy their domain with .mobi and then just ask to other webmaster to place redirect script on original descktop site. That way I do not touch their FTP and will not be liable of any "damage" and will keep clean original files on my hosting.
     
  5. originalposter

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    Glad you found the idea useful. Yeah, its always good to have it separate to avoid trouble.
     
  6. MillionDollarBucks

    MillionDollarBucks Junior Member

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    Hi,
    Before upload your file, just encrypt it and put it any where you want.
     
  7. KevinK

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    hmmm... okay. so you've put the files on your own domain...
    aren't you going to ip block the ip ranges of the web companies
    as long as they are different from the ip range of the customer?

    just a thought... do encrypted pages harm seo rank in any way?