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    Many storeowners are uncertain whether they should add SSL to their site, citing various reasons, including cost and complexity of setup.

    Here are the things to consider:

    SSL encrypts communications between your customer's browser and your webserver. This means nobody can snoop on what they're transmitting to you (such as someone spying on internet traffic in a cafe or wifi hotspot, or library)

    If your site is collecting credit card info directly in a page inside your store (ie: not redirecting to a bank or payment gateway site to collect card info for payment) then YES you absolutely MUST use SSL to protect your customers' payment information.

    Descriptions of these tools can be found at the individual web sites

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    This is a setting that can be used by developers to tell the store to override its normal security protection mode which prevents the display of error ...

    There are many possible causes of this kind of error, and many of them are completely unrelated to each other.
    Thus, use caution when reviewing the following list. DO NOT go changing permissions willy-nilly "just because" one of these points indicates that that "might" be the cause of ...

    Blank pages can be caused by a number of things, and often occur just after installing, upgrading, or customizing your store. Any time you touch a ...


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    You can access the Zen Cart admin area via your browser by pointing it to:

    or, if you installed your site in a subfolder, like this:

    Out-of-the-box, the admin foldername is "admin", but the system requires you to change that on first install, because any hacker can guess "admin", or read this very article you're reading ...