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Security Best Practices For PHP
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2h 25m

Learn security best practices for PHP, the most common attacks that hackers use and how to protect your code, protect your passwords and your website visitors.

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2h 25m


Hi, it's Mustafa Alawi, a Software engineer & entrepreneur. I've basically seven years of experience in web development & software development. I also work as a consultant helping small-businesses. And have a great passion for business & entrepreneurship and founded CalmAndCode. I like teaching people and providing them with the knowledge that I have as I'm talented at simplifying complex theories and matters. And one of my goals is to help my students find success and reach their goals.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • PHP developers
  • Web developers
  • Programmers

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to install PHP
  • Create files and directories in PHP
  • The most common attacks that hackers use
  • How to protect your PHP code from attacks
  • How to apply best practices to your PHP code
  • How to protect your PHP code from SQL injection
  • How to protect passwords
  • How to protect users that visit your websites that are build using PHP
  • How to secure PHP forms
  • How to protect your PHP websites from cross site scripting


  • Basic knowledge of PHP. (e.g. how to create PHP files)

This course will teach you security best practices for PHP.

Protecting your PHP websites and web apps is as important as building one if not more. Creating a PHP project that is not secure will not just put you in jeopardy, but your users as well. It could cost you a hell of a lot if you don’t protect your PHP code to a high degree. Hackers live off of attacking, stealing, and manipulating code. And if you don’t protect your code you could be the next victim to those hackers.

Unfortunately, many developers completely ignore security when they build a website using PHP. And PHP has always had a bad reputation. Many people think that the problem is with the language itself, however, that’s not true. The fact is that most developers don’t take security into account while developing a project and blame anything that happens to their project on PHP.

In this course, however, I will teach you security best practices for PHP. You will learn the most common attacks that could happen to your code and how hackers could attack your code. You will also learn how to protect your PHP from these attacks. There are so many ways by which your website could be attacked and one of these methods in SQL injection. For example, in this course, I’ll be explaining what SQL injection is and how to protect your site from it.

By the end of this course, you will have learned the most important techniques you need to follow in order to protect your PHP projects. Being able to build an efficient PHP code will put you on the right track to becoming a professional PHP developer.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned PHP security best practices.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Setup
Introduction 00:00:00
Tools You Need 00:00:00
Installing XAMPP – Mac Users 00:00:00
XAMPP Tour 00:00:00
Installing XAMPP – Windows Users 00:00:00
Add PHP To Path – Windows 10 00:00:00
Project Folder 00:00:00
Database 00:00:00
Connect To The Database 00:00:00
Run The Project 00:00:00
Resources – Security Best Practices for PHP 00:00:00
Section 2 - Security
Table 00:00:00
SQL Injection 00:00:00
Examples – SQL Injection 00:00:00
First Solution 00:00:00
Second Solution 00:00:00
Cross Site Scripting Or XSS 00:00:00
Examples – Cross Site Scripting 00:00:00
Special Characters 00:00:00
HTML Entities 00:00:00
Escape String 00:00:00
Header 00:00:00
Section 3 - File Uploading Security
Uploading Files 00:00:00
Uploading Form 00:00:00
Uploading Examples 00:00:00
File Size 00:00:00
Section 4 - Passwords
Passwords 00:00:00
Password Protection – Examples 00:00:00
Login 00:00:00
Section 5 - Sessions
Sessions – Examples 00:00:00
Inactivity 00:00:00
Section 6 - Others
Frameworks 00:00:00
Security Best Practices For PHP QUIZ 00:00:00