Hardening MySQL for your WordPress site

Hardening MySQL for your WordPress site

WordPress, the most popular CMS, runs on MySQL, the most popular database out there. Spending some time to ensure your MySQL installation and WordPress database configuration installation is adequately hardened against common attack vectors can help you reduce risks. This is especially true if you are managing your MySQL server ... Read More

Achieve GDPR Compliance for WooCommerce in 5 Steps

If you own an eCommerce store, you've probably heard of GDPR. However, you may not be fully conversant with GDPR law and have a lot of questions in your mind. Our goal with this article is to address all your GDPR concerns for your WooCommerce website and help you ensure ... Read More

The cost of a WordPress website security breach

A security breach can be expensive. Many studies and statistics put the average of a security breach in the millions of dollars. This figure, however, does not mean much without context. Indeed, it can be complicated to derive an average cost for a security breach. The complications arise from the ... Read More

A guide to hardening your web server

Due to their function, web servers are different from many other devices in a typical network environment—they are not only exposed to the internet by design, but they likely serve web traffic to complete strangers. Additionally, in many situations, web servers are likely serving dynamic applications such as WordPress websites ... Read More

How to stay safe online as a new WordPress administrator

As a new WordPress administrator, you undoubtedly have a lot to think about and do. After all, WordPress websites are as fun and exciting as they are demanding. Even so, one thing that many new administrators do not think about enough is safety and security. To be safe online, there ... Read More

What is CAPTCHA?

I have a venerable obsession with efficiency and productivity. I want to do and see many things, but time is, and always will be, an issue. Problems often crop up, threatening to derail the order of things through which efficiency and productivity prosper. Hence, I developed systems to deal with ... Read More
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Why you should use a log management service?

Logs provide the foundational data to support performance, user and technical monitoring on your WordPress sites and the web servers they run on and the services they use. Using logs, you can monitor user and system activity on your website and use the log data to understand who changed what ... Read More
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Exposed backup and unreferenced files and how to find them

Keeping your WordPress secure involves a continuous process of testing, hardening, monitoring, and improving. There are several things WordPress administrators can take care of to help them ensure their websites are safe. From ensuring passwords meet specific criteria to hardening PHP, these processes can go a long way in helping ... Read More

Hardening PHP for WordPress

WordPress runs on PHP, and is a core component to pay attention to when hardening your WordPress site. This article will cover some of the most common, low-hanging fruit you can address when it comes to PHP security for WordPress. Heads up – Be careful when making changes to your ... Read More
Installing the WP Mail SMTP plugin

WordPress email deliverability and how to improve it

Email is arguably the most common electronic communication medium on Earth. It’s used for everything, from communication to alert notifications, to password reset flows and email-based Two-factor Authentication (2FA). As a website owner sending email from your WordPress site, there are a few issues you’ll likely encounter. If you simply ... Read More
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