7 tips to secure your Marketplace

Online store and shopping security tips

The e-commerce sector is particularly demanding in terms of security, because millions of personal data are stored in every online store or market. Many platforms already have a built-in security system that shows its effectiveness. It is reliable if the software in question is tested, monitored, adjusted and updated regularly.

Modern CMSs include CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor, but even websites based on them can be attacked by hackers. And to avoid this, there are some simple tips.

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Your online shopping platform is working normally and without a problem, but have you thought about its security? You must understand that if there is a successful hacker attack, you will lose not only your personal data but also the confidential information of your customers. And this is really devastating! Every user wants to find the perfect market that suits all their requirements. Privacy and security are in these factors that he has determined for himself. In order for your visitors to pay attention to your online store, convince them that it is secure.

There are 7 simple tips to protect your online store from any threats.

  1. You need to rename the admin panel address. It's best to use a password generator so it's not admin.php or safeadmin.php. A random string that will be hidden and secure.
  2. All passwords must be reliable and strong. Make sure each account will have an authentic password (with upper and lower case letters, symbols, numbers, etc.). Not only the accounts, but also the admin password must be unique. It is better not to use the same password for different stores. Implement a password generator in your market and it might be more convenient for your users.
  3. The developers advise you to install SSL and redirect to HTTPS. It is a specific security protocol that will create a secure encrypted connection between your server (company) and the user's browser (client). If you work in the e-commerce industry, then you know that it is very important to secure all transactions in order to ensure the safety of your customers' data. The browser may warn the user that your online source is not secure, and then they may not trust your store. If your hosting provider didn't give you SSL by default, then it's better to buy it.
  4. All themes and various plugins in your market must be secure. Download the CS-Cart themes from the official website and make sure they are compatible with your CMS. The official portal regularly checks all topics and marks them with a special tag. The developers also monitor the reviews to make sure they are real from real CS-Cart store owners.
  5. Don't forget to update your platform, this will not only improve performance but also overall security. There are various hosts that will offer you daily checks even for free. Make sure you back up and test the updates before installing them on your system. If your store is deployed on SaaS platforms, then there is no need to worry about attacks. Independent platforms are more at risk because plugins, extensions, and apps that aren't updated will make your site an easy target for hackers and other attackers.
  6. Find the root folder and install the tweaks in the config. This file has an ever-growing list of settings to give your store the best possible performance. But they must be installed correctly to increase the security of your online project. Open the file config.local.php and set the value "true". You also need to customize the files cors_allowlist in the upcoming years, while csp_frame_ancestors. But there are also files that need to be removed. Such files help hackers to get more data from your page. Delete the files test.php, temp_dump.sql in the upcoming years, while error_log.
  7. Conduct security check for CS-Cart variant. Although the latest versions can check with your partner the internal infrastructure of your store. You can also do it yourself with the right software. If you turned to an expert, then the essence of his work is to look for various vulnerabilities and risks in your system. The audit carefully monitors your store in order to ensure as much as possible the core of CS-Cart.

Every e-commerce project involves a team of workers. That is, it is a group of people who ensure the lifetime of your company and the operation of the platform. Make sure they are aware of privacy rules and laws. Only management should have access to store personal data. If people opt out, then you need to remove all access rights to the online store system.

Be alert to any threats and don't ignore the various problems you notice in the system. Even a small error can become a loophole that a fraudster can exploit. Experts advise using a real-time monitoring system. This will give you alerts if it notices errors and offer you suggestions for fixing them. It will also monitor questionable transactions. For example, a fraudster can use different bank cards and make several purchases, without being the owner of those cards.


If you decide to work with e-commerce, then you should always keep your eyes open. Even a small negligence on your part can create a significant risk for your business.

You are lucky if you have an experienced team of experts, but in many cases, you have to build an Internet business from scratch. It is better to dig into each point yourself in order to understand what is going on with your project.

Your page still has a long way to go to become popular and in demand. Guide her through all the stages to achieve high performance. You need to know how to protect your website from all kinds of fraud and other online threats. And you should also understand how you can better prepare for them and limit them.

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Written by Anastasis Vasileiadis

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