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Ciphering is the term that describes a method of encryption. This is used with the database, encrypting its data ro make it more secure. Doing so, however, does increase server load and have a detrimental effect on load times. PrestaShop 1.5 offers the choice between two different ciphering algorithms. Below are the instructions on setting the ciphering preference for performance in your PrestaShop 1.5 store.

Setting ciphering for faster performance in PrestaShop 1.5

  1. Log into your PrestaShop 1.5 dashboard.
  2. Using the top menu bar, hover over the Advanced Parameters tab and click on the Performance option from the menu.
  3. You are now on the Performance settings page. From here, look for the Ciphering section. This is located just over halfway down the page and is he fifth section down. You will notice there are two settings on the page. Of the two, the Rijndael is the fastest. That is the one you want to select for the fastest performance.

    Note that the Rijndael setting will require the mcrypt php extension. You will need to ensure that is installed on your server. If you are unable to install it  yourself, be sure to contact your hosting company to do that for you.
  4. Click on the green Save button to finalize the configuration.
Please check the next article on . If you missed our previous article, please see the tutorial. For more information on this course please visit Increasing Store Performance in PrestaShop 1.5.
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2014-08-06 12:11 am

Hi, i need to know what ciphering use with your Business Power Plan. Here Scott suggest use Rijndael but also quote "Note that the Rijndael setting will require the mcrypt php extension" My current plan have mcrypt php extension installed? 

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2014-08-06 10:11 am
Hello Nestor,

Thank you for your question. I confirmed mcrypt is enabled on your server by viewing a phpinfo page.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

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2014-03-20 2:36 pm

I have prestashop and I want to install a CONTACT US page for, your name, your email address, your message

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2014-03-20 2:49 pm
Hello Bart,

By default users should be able to access your PrestaShop contact form by placing a /index.php?controller=contact at the end of your website address.

You can add contact email addresses in PrestaShop to determine where messages should go when your visitors are contacting you.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all.

- Jacob

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