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How to Set Prestashop File & Folder Permissions?

Prestashop has been a highly favoured platform for e-commerce firms. It has helped them expand their services and flourish in this highly competitive digital world. Being an open-source platform, it is even more desirable by startups. However, this attribute has also contributed to its exploitation. Many of these exploitations could have been checked if only web owners cared to secure their website with simple security measures like the PrestaShop file permissions.

Block Countries in Wordpress

Majority of these websites are being run on WordPress in order to maximize their outreach. However, website may not want traction in certain areas of the world due to cases like treaty issue, potential cyber threat, etc. That’s when the feature of Country Blocking in WordPress comes handy. This article is dedicated to explain how to do Country Blocking in WordPress.

Joomla Security

Joomla CMS is widespread on the internet due to its ease of use. But, even though popular, Joomla suffers cyber-attacks quite frequently. Furthermore, poor Joomla security structure is the leading cause for the majority of attacks on these Joomla websites. This long-forgotten Joomla security asks for a fresh remembrance. Hence, we compiled this comprehensive & step-wise guide on Joomla security…

Drupal CMS is being used by various important organizations. In certain countries, it is used by governments also. This admiration can be attributed to its open-source framework and the spectrum of modules on Drupal. The modules enable site administrators to organize, customize and manage content easily on Drupal. But, despite the plus points, it is not to be denied that…

Not every Drupal website needs or wants traction in each country within the world. Websites like a flower shop, bakery, car wash, laundry, babysitting, lawn mowing, etc. may be relevant only to locals of an area. Overseas attention might be irrelevant & absurd for these Drupal sites. Now, this is where country blocking comes as a relief. Unless you consciously…

Today all websites face serious risks. But, it is the e-commerce industry that faces the most risks online. And, as it turns out, Magento is the leader of the e-commerce space, thus a coveted target. However, you can reduce these risks systematically by following a set of Magento Security best practices. In this comprehensive and extensive guide, I have listed…

Symfony is a popular PHP framework that makes it easy for users to create PHP websites and web applications. In the past, there have been instances when Drupal was affected due to a flaw in the Symfony framework. Ultimately, this lead to the Symfony website hacked. Though this was a flaw of the Symfony framework at times, unsafe development practices…

Being used by one-third of the total websites, WordPress always manages to catch the eye of hackers. In recent years, the extent of attacks on WordPress is alarming and calls for action. Despite the attacks, WordPress Security is still a massively misunderstood and underappreciated concept. And, web owners find it more convenient to overlook it.  However, in the wake of…

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