Things You Should Know about HTML Guard


Effectiveness of HTML Guard's Protective Measures

Before you buy and use HTML Guard, you should be aware that its functions do not provide for 100% secure copy protection. That kind of protection simply is not possible for content on the World Wide Web. If you have sensitive text and images that should under no conditions be copied, you should not publish them on the Web. Once you understand this and are satisfied with just making copying quite difficult, then HTML Guard is the right tool for you!

Possible Unintended Consequences

Before applying HTML Guard's encrypting functions, you should be aware that these can have a negative effect on your site's search engine ranking. The encryption of your source code not only makes it unreadable for human eyes, but also keeps search engines from indexing its content. You should therefore apply encryption only after due consideration, and only on the pages and regions that you definitely want to conceal.

When using HTML Guard, you should also bear in mind that overuse of protective measures may turn off some of your visitors. Many users might be unhappy to see that some of their browser's capabilities have been interfered with. Thus, you should be careful not to restrict the freedom of visitors to your site any more than necessary.

Notice Regarding Use of HTML Guard

As a general rule, you should never use HTML Guard to overwrite your original files without first having made backup copies or having activated the software's backup option. Once a page has been encrypted, the source code can no longer be modified.