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Joomla Security Tips Part 3

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In the two previous parts of the Joomla security series, we looked at various configuration settings both prior and after installation. Here are some important security steps to take during installation. 1. Move the configuration.php outside of the root document directory. For example, if you directory is /home/user/www/public_html, you can …

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More Joomla Security Tips

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Yesterday, I highlighted some of the critical Joomla security issues that you should consider. Here are a few more you should add to your list: All of these can be set within your local php.ini directory (if your server allows it), rather than manipulating the global one for the server. …

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Joomla Security Tips

Joomla is a powerful free and open source content management system. It has become very popular, and many web hosting provider offer instant installer scripts that can automatically install Joomla onto a customer’s website. In certain, situations, however, you may prefer to install Joomla yourself. When you do, there are …

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How to Remove "Welcome" Header from Joomla

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Joomla is a very powerful free and open source content management system (CMS), and its upcoming release, version 1.6, is expected to continue its tradition of stable and efficient website management. There are, however, certain settings in Joomla that are not so obvious, and a webmaster that has not learned …

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How to install Joomla extensions

Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems (cms), and one feature that people love about it is its free extensibility. Even if you do not have web design or programming experience, you can easily customize your site using pre-designed Joomla templates and extensions. With a few easy …

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Joomla vs WordPress

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Question: I’m torn between two content management systems (CMS). Should I choose Joomla or WordPress? Answer: There are hundreds of content management systems and tens of really good ones, but two very popular ones: Joomla and WordPress, are often highlighted. The truth of the matter is that there are benefits …

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Search Engine Friendly URLs

In a previous post, we learned about dynamic websites. One of the drawbacks of dynamic websites that we did not mention was the incomprehensibly long URLs that often result. The URL to a page might looks something like: yourdomain.com/indep.php?reallylongname&somethingelse&sid003234. Content management systems like Joomla, provide a solution that works fairly …

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The Database Dilemma

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One feature some consumers forget to look over before signing up for a hosting package is the number of MySQL databases offered. The most common type of database, MySQL is required to use any of the most popular blogging or CMS platforms. One clever trick hosts use to keep usage …

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