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Re: PHP Deployment!

Post by egami » Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:17 am

It is possible, but you have to encrypt the php scripts, and use a decrypting engine with your webserver.
Very expensive, the cheapest one I saw is the ION, and it's 200 a license.

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Re: PHP Deployment!

Post by Nullsig » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:55 am

Is the software being hosted in the building on an Intranet? OR can you host it remotely and just filter out IPs so only their static IP can access it.

Are you worried about them seeing the html source or just the PHP source?

Why is seeing the source such an issue? I would argue that if they have paid for a license and own the hardware that is running the system they have the right to read the source.

Lastly, if you are installing the hardware that will be hosting the PHP you can lock down access so they can't get to the source. They could still do "View Source" on the site itself but it is pointless to try to protect the HTML.

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Re: PHP Deployment!

Post by Nullsig » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:52 am

You could try obfuscating the code. It would make it difficult to reverse engineer and modify and it maintains the execution speed.

As far as redistribution prevention, you could use a licensing server to check the license of the software on your own server to prevent resale of the product after installation.

Other than that you should just make sure that you have an air tight EULA so you can sue the pants off them when they try to step out of line. Redistribution and Reproduction are against general copyright law, in America at least.

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