O'Reilly logo

PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Security

Security is a very important aspect with any website, though with a social networking website it is extra important, as we will store personal information of lots of users, so we need to ensure we keep this data secure.

Tip

Data Protection legislation

It may be worth investigating the Data Protection legislation in the country you reside in, and in the country your website is hosted in. As well as mandating how data must be kept secure, some countries, such as the UK, also have a register of Data Controllers who are responsible for data protection in a particular organization.

Server Security

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

  • Server software
  • Firewall and ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required