I have two questions:
When you apply the latest security patch, does it patch up previous vulnerabilities? For example, if I patch my site with SUPEE-5994 do I still have to patch it with SUPEE-5344 and SUPEE-1533 if I haven't done so already? If I would have to apply the previous patches, is there a sequence I should do it in? IE. SUPEE-1533 then 5344 then 5994?
Install patch through PHP I am going to use this method of patching since I believe it is the easiest method for me since I am not familiar with the SSH method. However in one of the comments, Kevin Schroder says:
This method requires the webserver to have write access to the files. If you use this method make ABSOLUTELY sure that you change perms back to what they were so the web server cannot write to the files besides /media and /var –
Does this mean I have to CHMOD a certain file(s) or folder(s) to a certain permission? Can someone clarify this so that a little kid can understand. :)