managing a website

November 21, 2010 at 18:36:21
Specs: Windows XP
hellow everyone, I would like to know what are the necessary things to handle a website. I mean, I am planning to make a PTC website and I really dont know those basic and important things that should I learn.

Some questions are:
1. Where do I upload my website(S)? Does the hosting take cares of it?
2. How do I customized my website? Do I need to log in as an administrator and customize things? Or there is a specific url that I will need to log in and customize them? How do I protect my admin account to hackers?
3. Im planning to hire a coder, do I need to have a trusted coder so that there is no hacking that will be done?
4. My website will includes some money transactions online, how do I make it secure? SSL security right?

Thank you very much for the help.There are some follow up questions and I have in doubts.

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November 23, 2010 at 04:26:33
anyone care to answer please

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November 23, 2010 at 08:58:25
1) Yes the hosting provider will give you FTP or SSH access to upload your files.

2) Depends on how it's built - you should clarify that with your coder. A site with a CMS (Content management system) is generally going to cost more.

Hackers - again, depends on your CMS. Keep it up-to-date and follow best practice security procedures.

3) Well...your coder needs access to your site. And, the site is the only thing on the server (hopefully...?) so...he'd only have the ability to hack your website at most (so...I don't get the question...). If you fire your coder then yes, change the password.

4) I would highly recommend using a payment gateway like Paypal or Google Checkout. If you're storing credit card numbers in your database, then you're liable if they're lost or stolen. I refuse to work with credit card numbers, I do everything through a payment gateway so I don't have to deal with the added security. SSL alone is not enough (SSL only encrypts transit - what about storage?)

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November 23, 2010 at 22:56:22
I see, thanks for the response!

I have other followups:

2. About the number two question, how much would you think cost me hiring a coder? I havent found any one for me? where can I look it out? Does it better to look here locally? or maybe I can find some online peple which I can hire?

3. So, it means, that my coder will have full control of the website right?

4. Im planning to use paypal or alertpay.

Thanks a lot, I highly appreciated any response!

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