Server Tips

Your website and all ASP code runs, of course, on a server. It is critical you keep your server as secure and optimized as possible, in order to protect your website.

Checking Input Fields for Security star
Any time you use a HTML input field or form in order to work with a database, it is critical that you do security checks on that data. Otherwise you could be open to hacker attack.

Checking Script Version on ASP Server star
If you´re running an ASP server, you are using a scripting language to write your code in. How do you know what language and version your server is running?

FTP Secure with eFTP star
If you´re using FTP to access files on your server, it´s easy for someone to hack and maliciously use that connection. Be sure to use secure FTP software for file transfers.

FTP Security and Access star
Whether you´re coding in ASP, HTML or another language, it is critical you keep your FTP account secure. FTP is how users (and hackers) gain access to your website.

IIS Files to Delete for Security star
If you´re running an IIS webserver, there are several files that it is critical for you to delete, to keep your IIS installation secure.

Including .inc or .asp files securely star
When you are including files in ASP, many books teach you to use .INC extensions. However, for security reasons, you should always end your filenames in .ASP.

MySQL Optimizing Tips star
If you are working with a MySQL database, it is important to optimize the database so it runs as quickly as possible. Here are some tips to help out with this task.

SQL injection attacks star
If you are taking in user data for any SQL query, it is imperative that you validate every single field that you use. Otherwise your data can be damaged with a SQL injection attack.

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