Chapter 14. Deploying, Security, and Maintenance

We now have a fully functioning e-commerce framework, suitable for use in a live environment. Now it is time for us to look at deploying sites using the framework into a live environment and to examine security and maintenance concerns. In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to deploy the framework into a production environment
  • Different ways we can enhance security with our framework
  • How to maintain a site running the framework
  • How to back up live sites
  • How to restore a live site from a backup


The process of deploying a site to a production environment generally involves the following steps:

  1. Registering a domain name: This will allow our customers to access our website through a web address.

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