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Updated: October 20, 2014 From the little information available in the comment below, I would think Drupal will be just fine for the website. I would simply steer clear of using something like WordPress in such a case. In short, whenever registered users will see different content from visitors, WordPress is just not the right tool (it's a publishing ...


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I used to be a big fan of Mambo (which became Joomla). I believe the Joomla platform to be quite similar to Drupal, but, the last time I looked at Drupal was 10 years ago. When I'm doing an open source CMS, my new favorite is WordPress. The WordPress code-base can be dowloaded and installed to your own host (just like Drupal and Joomla).. or, you can go ...


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While the given answers are very valid for the sake of OS security, there is another aspect that must be given consideration: MySQL grants. When the web hosting company provides a database, they do not want to give away access to other database that are also tenants in the same MySQL Instance. For example, if you are given the database dbtyler, you want to ...


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The reason database servers are not universally open to the world can be boiled down into two main items: Stability & Security Stability: Basically pretty much no database operations for websites should be happening via remote connections. And most database servers are tweaked & tuned to handle expected traffic; not unexpected traffic. So by ...


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It actually goes back to how database server security is designed and not for any other reason. Database servers require that explicit username/host access be setup outside of using localhost. This has existed longer than the web as we know it today and is a throwback to the days of big iron where most users where logged on directly using a terminal. Any ...


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If MySQL servers we open to the general public like your website it would open them up to brute force attacks, and other remote attacks by bots mostly which they simply don't need to deal with. Most people who know enough that they'll need remote MySQL access should be familiar with setting that up in cPanel etc. It's a matter of security for you, and less ...



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