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Securing PHP Web Applications by William Ballad, Tricia Ballad

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13 Securing PHP on the Server

If you’re like most PHP programmers, you may control your development environment, but you probably don’t own or control the production Web server your application will run on. So why are we devoting several chapters to server-side PHP security? First, this chapter will give an overview and a starting point for further research if you do control either your development or production Web server. The most secure application can still be compromised if the server itself is insecure. Second, even if you are using shared hosting for both your development and production environments, knowing something about server-side PHP security will allow you to choose a shared host that is responsible about security ...

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