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Keep Magento Secure with these 12 Tips

12 No-Brainer Security Tips for Running a Secure Magento Server

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Recently we have been getting a flood of calls from distressed Magento store owners with compromised servers. As a result we compiled a comprehensive list of security tips on running a secure Magento environment. Some tips are basic but still it is worth mentioning it here sine I have seen so many cases were the basics are not covered properly. Like any other eCommerce application residing on a web server, Magento needs to be secured and one will be surprised how often these basics mistakes are done on live production servers.

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Magento Admin Tip: Run mysqldump Without Locking Tables

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Hey all Magento administrators or developers out there, just a short tip here on how to avoid locking tables when you perform a full mysqldump on a live server. This does not apply for any shared hosting, but only the more advanced dedicated hosting (VPS/cloud or not). When you perform a mysqldump on a live environment, the default behaviour is to lock the entire set of tables until the dump is complete, even if it takes 1 minute or less, it means that during that minute, users will not be able to checkout, or admins may not be able to perform any transactions in the back end.

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Magento Extensions Here We Come…

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I’m excited to announce a new division of Activo was recently born: Magento Extensions. This new division will focus on the various magento extensions which we have working on in the past 3 years. Essentially, every single piece of code that we have developed or delivered to our clients was written properly by extending Magento via their extensions mechanism. Some (not all) of these functionalists were developed further to easily integrate with other websites and hence allow a wide variety of online merchants to enjoy these advanced features.

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File Name Case Sensitivity and SVN

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Last week I tried to add the media folder of a large catalog Magento website. Initially everything worked well, however eventually I started having severe issues on my local development environment. The issue is largely related to the File Name Case Sensitivity within SVN and how file names behave differently between Linux and Windows. I am just sharing my observation and I do not have a complete answer to this issue as of yet, maybe you can help here…

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