Course Description

Setting Up a Web Server, SQL Injection, and Prepared Statements

When setting up a web server, particularly one that interacts with a database like MySQL, it is critical to address security concerns such as SQL injection attacks. SQL injection is a common technique used by hackers to gain unauthorized access to a database. One effective way to prevent SQL injection attacks is by using prepared statements.

Prepared statements are SQL statements that are precompiled and stored in a server. They help prevent SQL injection attacks by separating SQL code from user input. When a user input is provided, the database engine treats it as data and not as part of the SQL query, thus preventing malicious SQL injection attacks.

Setting up a web server involves installing and configuring server software such as Apache, Nginx, or Microsoft IIS. Additionally, you need to install a database management system like MySQL or PostgreSQL. Once the server and database are set up, you can start building your web application.

It is crucial to understand the risks associated with SQL injection attacks and the importance of using prepared statements to prevent such security vulnerabilities. By implementing secure coding practices and utilizing prepared statements in your database queries, you can significantly enhance the security of your web application.

By learning how to set up a web server securely and effectively prevent SQL injection attacks using prepared statements, you can ensure that your web applications are robust and resistant to common security threats.!function(t,e){"object"==typeof exports&&"undefined"!=typeof module?module.exports=e():"function"==typeof define&&define.amd?define(e):(t="undefined"!=typeof globalThis?globalThis:t||self).LazyLoad=e()}(this,function(){"use strict";function e(){return(e=Object.assign||function(t){for(var e=1;e