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How to improve your ecommerce server security & love yourself – Part 2

 

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As with the first installment of this series, we’ll continue to look at optimizing server security for an e-commerce site. Clearly security for an online business is not just a matter of PCI compliance or making sure your own information and accounts are safe. Security breaches can (and regularly do) bankrupt companies, and a business’s reputation with consumers can plummet.

Server security is one thing, though. Learning to love ourselves and feel secure in our own skin is essential to the good life. One easy way I have found to feel secure in my skin is to look at myself in the mirror while poorly reciting French love poetry. If I feel awkward staring into my own eyes while I read – in an awful, just absolutely terrible French accent – love poems, I look into the eyes of a photograph of myself instead.

So far we have discussed the basic types of hosting, development of a security plan, and SSL security certificates. In the next and final installment, we will focus specifically on passwords since they comprise such a large part of security. Today we will go over backups, vulnerability scanning, updates, payment gateways, and balance.
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Secure Website and Operating System Backups

A timely discovery in a cPanel Users forum has encouraged Web Hosting Platform Providers to tighten up security.

cPanel Addresses User Concerns of Transfer and Backup Restore System Security


cPanel Addresses User Concerns of Transfer and Backup Restore System Security | How to Grow Your Business Online | Scoop.it

From www.thewhir.com – Yesterday

cPanel Addresses User Concerns of Transfer and Backup Restore System Security. cPanel has addressed customer concerns around its security model used by the transfer and backup restore system in a forum post on Tuesday.

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Incase you hadn’t thought about it, where do you restore your backups from? Users discovered a route for potential exploits since backups could be restored from unsecured sources. There are a round of various opportunities to back up your websites, some examples are listed below:

Best backup software for backing up server OS and DATA


Best backup software for backing up server OS and DATA | How to Grow Your Business Online | Scoop.it

From community.spiceworks.com – last week

Everyone! I have a custom built server that is located in my parents office. IT has 1 ( 500gb hard drive for the OS ) … | 28 replies

Computer Geek‘s questions:

1.) Can anyone suggest some good backup software to backup my server OS and DATA every night. I am planning to buy an external hard drive for that…

2.) In case anything goes wrong with the server OS ( which also has the domain). I can just restore an image maybe? So that it can run again as soon as possible?

3.) I want to set it to always backup every night or after office hours.

4.) What are my solutions to backup the domain without having to buy another server?

One thing that’s great about forums like this is not just the plethora of advice available, but also the fact that it comes from as many different perspectives, one of which may fall in line with your own goals. I like one person’s response who reminded us that a local backup strategy can protect you from a hardware fault in your system but it will not be protected from an outage which could take out both your primary data and your backup data. With the recent destructive nature presented in the news think fire, flood, power outages and such.

One way to protect against situations like these is to have alternate copies of your data elsewher,e typically  in the cloud or in a different physical web hosted location.

– Juliana