The Morris Dance Database is an ongoing project and will always be subject to updates and additions as teams come and go and their repertoires change. To allow timely updates, various individuals can log in to update information relating to their own interests (e.g. teams or morris organisations)
Naturally there may be some security concerns, and I've tried to address them here.
All sites on my hosting are backed up daily to local storage from which retrieval is quick and simple. Identical backups are also made to an offsite backup server (not even in the UK). Both backup schemes currently retain the last 10 daily backups, 4 weekly backups and 6 monthly backups.
Password security uses current recommended best practice; in particular strong encryption is used, passwords are never sent by email and dictionary words or known common passwords are not accepted.
Link Encryption With SSL
All connections to the web site are though an https: URL, which means that all data passing to or from the site (including but not limited to passwords) is encrypted and cannot be read or modified e.g. by intercepting an unsecured WiFi network.
The server and site have been checked with the free online site security checker at SSL Labs
with an A+ rating.
SQL injection attacks and Hacking
SQL injection used to be a very common method for hacking sites that use obsolete database access code. MDDB exclusively uses methods which are immune to such attacks.
As of June 2019, my main hosting is provided by Bitfolk
, a small and highly competent provider based in London Telehouse North
that specialises in good value hosting for experienced users. The server has duplicated file storage, preventing data loss on single disc failure. (actually SSD: nobody uses real disks for live web sites any more.)
19 February, 2018
Updated 25 November, 2019