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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.

Security Steps

  1. 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. 
  2. 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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Section 1: Securing the /admin/ folder in OpenCart
Section 3: Creating a 404 error page for OpenCart

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