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suggestions for online database w/ user contact info
Posted by: Chris Bassett
Date: September 16, 2014 08:03AM

Need some advice on having a web-accessible database with user contact information....

So, I need to develop a database that can allow users to enter their contact info online and then store that information in the database (its basically a product registration system).

My concern is this: what is the best way to secure this database or keep it secure. Unfortunately, I have to host this on our website, which is a shared hosting account with a major web host ( we don't have the on-site computing resources to host our own database server or I would).

What would people recommend to help protect against hacking, and unauthorized access? I had considered encrypting the entire database (or rather, all data in the database itself--not neccesarily the database structure). Any other ideas?

(Sorry if this question doesn't fit here--move it whereever it should be located--I figured it was somewhat security related.)

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