Well, you are all set with your posh new Drupalwebsite, worked for days even weeks, and now, it’s the time to reap the fruit that you sowed i.e., launch your website for business. But then, suddenly doubts hit you that whether you have done everything right and taken measures so that your newly-launched website doesn’t hit an unseen snag and take a nosedive. Run your website with the checklist below days before the actual launch of the website, and your website will give you an overwhelming response post-launch.
Exclusive Checklist for Pre-Launch of Your Drupal Website
File Permissions: Did you set them properly?
As we know, file permissions are highly important, and permitting proper file permissions is essential. See to it that to make your Drupal website strong and secure, set the proper file permissions after the Drupal development is completed. On the server-side, don’t allow the permissions to write and edit the files that are executed by the webserver. If you are familiar with automated tools, then you can use File Permissions and Security Review modules to verify the permissions. If the site uses Drupal 7, then disable the PHP filter module (under admin). And to protect your database and its related information from external attacks better secure the settings.php file, so that the database is protected.
Secure the website with the latest security patches from Drupal
Both big and small organizations employ the Drupal content management system because the data these organizations deal with is highly critical and integral for their business, which they wish to secure. Providing the latest security updates is a part of Drupal module development. A big thanks to the Drupal’s security team providing access to continuous updates for the security patches by assessing the possible risks and releases them for the users and addresses all the various security risks with an immediate response. Every time the Drupal security lapses, the user is sent warning messages to update them. So see to it that your Drupal 8 security patches are up-to-date.
Admin’s account: securing it from hackers is essential
Be it Drupal module development or Drupal theme development or any Drupal website development providing proper security to the admin’s account or the root account is of utmost importance and should not be taken lightly. It’s very easy for a hacker to guess the username of the admin’s account and launch attacks through the account. So use a reliable name for your root account and also provide a strong password, which is quite complex just by brute-force. The security can be tightened on the root account by using AES algorithm modules that provide encryption and decryption. And keep in mind; don’t grant all the permissions to the anonymous users, some permission’s that don’t harm the system can be permitted. But provide the authenticated users with all.
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