Basics - Secure Access

Secure Access to your Zen Cart

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Secure File Transfer

Do not use plain FTP to access your server’s files.

Although this was a common way to do it back in 2003, it is no longer a good practice, since it is not secure.

Some secure options are:

  • FTPS
  • SFTP
  • Require explicit FTP over TLS

Availability of these specific options is hoster-dependent but at least one of them should be available.

If your hosting company does not offer some mechanism for secure file transfer, then they are most likely not PCI Compliant either, and you should be choosing a different hosting company who takes security seriously.

Secure cPanel Access

Secure access to your Admin

Secure access to your database

Security for your customers




Still have questions? No problem! Just head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there.
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Last modified April 3, 2020 by Scott C Wilson (801eb06).