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PHP 5 e-commerce Development by Michael Peacock

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Security

Security is a very important aspect with any website, but especially so with e-commerce websites. Let's look into how we can ensure our site and our customers' data can be kept secure.

Server security

The security of the server itself is one aspect of security that needs consideration. This can be broken down into two primary areas:

  • Server software
  • Firewall and network traffic

Software

Almost all software contain security vulnerabilities; once a vulnerability has been discovered, it is important to ensure that the software is upgraded or patched to prevent malicious users from exploiting these vulnerabilities. With managed hosting, we don't need to concern ourselves with server-installed software, as our hosting provider should keep that ...

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