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Building Websites with e107

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Building Websites with e107

Overview of this book

e107 is a PHP-based content management system that uses the popular open source MySQL database system for content storage. e107 is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License and is completely free, totally customizable and in constant development. It is an ideal tool for developing small to large dynamic community websites, intra company portals, corporate portals, weblogs and much more. It has a large, enthusiastic, and helpful community of users.If you want to create a powerful, fully-featured website in no time, this book is for you. This book will help you explore e107, putting you in the picture of what it offers, and how to go about building a site with the system. The book covers all the core features of e107, and it is thorough and incremental tutorial approach it gives you the understanding to experiment with advanced features and customization.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Building Websites with e107
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgement
About the Reviewer
Preface

Chapter 9. Maintenance, Optimization, and Security

We have learned so far how to create, manipulate, and delete data from our e107 site. All that information that we have coded into individual pages is now contained in tables within a database. In this chapter we will look at how to keep e107 running and how to maintain and optimize our database as well as measures we can take to toughen our e107 site against security threats.

Database Utilities

The heart of our e107 website is our database. We can select themes, create and present content, and communicate with the World Wide Web, but if the database does not function properly or efficiently, all our hard work will go in vain. As you can see in the screenshot below, e107 has some fantastic database utilities built right into it. To access the database utilities log in as administrator and either select the Database icon from the administrative interface or select Tools | Database from the toolbar.

Scan Plugin Directories

The Scan Plugin...