Keep your e-commerce website secure, whose responseability is it?
It’s a combined effort between you and the company who developed your website. Most companies use opensource carts for e-commerce develpment to keep the initial development costs low. While that is good opensource carts are wide open to hackers as well. So how do you keep your site secure?
#1 Always make sure you have the recent version of cart installed, it will be easy to update it periodically versus every few years. As the configurations and tables might completely change and if you don’t upgrade for few years it might as well be same cost as developing a new site.
#2 Make sure all your files are properly secured, which means ensure none of the files have 777 as permission. Most of the carts work fine with 644 or 755.
#3 Make 444 as permission for your configuration or database files.
#5 Password protect your admin directory with directory protection from your web host.
#6 Install a contribution that blocks invalid IP, almost all opensource carts have this contribution to secure your files.
Web Hosting companies can secure all they can and want, but if the script is not secured, world’s best hosting company can’t protect your site.