While open source shopping carts are great, one of the downsides is that everyone can access the core code to understand how it works. In a few simple steps, you can improve the security of your store from hackers without affecting your site’s ability to function.
- After installation, you should remove the /install/ directory immediately. You can do this through any FTP program. If you are not familiar with FTP please read our article.
- Change the file permissions for the config.php file in both the root directory and the /admin/ directories to 444. Please see our article on file permissions if you are not familiar with them.
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