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Hello Community...

even not knowing php, with this good osCommerce manual, i managed to make new boxes and change layout so far i need it...

the question is about security issues: in the start window i recieve following message: WARNING_CONFIG_FILE_WRITEABLE...how can i protect this file? and second question: is osComm, if i use it as it is after installation, safe ? i was going through troubleshooting questions in this forum, and i would like to know if those things happen after someone would change the original code, or are problems happening also with original, "untouched" version ?


I would appriciate any comment





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I assume that the error message is on the top bar?


You need to change 2 configure.php files to read only after installation


These are located in





Use FTP to CHMOD or use your web file manager to located these two files and change to 644 (or untick read / execute on the group and public sections)


I hope this helps

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Thank you for advice...i checked those files with 644 but the message appears again....

in a meantime i also read somewhere that some servers have different codes and therefore this can happen, or, "(if you are still getting

the warning message at the top set configure.php to 444 which is read only - this happens

on some servers that have been updated for security reasons)"

I am not quet sure what is the case...

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You can ask your host to change the file permissions for you

You don't have to ask your host to do this. Most hosts do not allow permissions to be changed on files via FTP. Use the File Manager in your web hosting control panel to do this instead.

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