If you are a website owner, then you might have faced this question at least once, “Is your website safe?”
Though you might have not been directly asked by someone else, you might have at one point asked yourself this question. And you should, for this is a serious matter that you need to take care of.
In a world like this, where even the most secure websites are being challenged by smart and intelligent hackers, you should definitely make sure that you have taken enough measures to make your website secure from a majority of hackers.
To give you a rough idea of how smart these hackers are, let me state an incident which I came across recently. Continue reading
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WordPress is a very popular CMS and have an ocean of active users which in turn also attracts the prying eyes of various hackers from all over the world. But there are a lot of users who don’t take the security of their site seriously, only because of some misconceptions and preconceived notions of flaws from the past.
Even I myself was driven by a lot of myths about WordPress security and never bothered to take the security of my WordPress sites with serious attention. But after being the victim of some serious hacking attempts years ago, I started taking WordPress security very (really) seriously and bade goodbye to all those misconceptions that hovered on my mind.
In this article, I am going to discuss the top WordPress myths in a very creative way in which I am having a conversation with Mr. Security (an expert in WordPress Security, fictional character) who beautifully debunks all my myths with some really logical facts and opens my eyes about WordPress security. Continue reading
It is not a secret anymore, that WordPress is the most popular and widely used platform for blogs and websites today. More than 60 million blogs are managed by this Content Management System, so, it is not surprising that WordPress has become a very attractive target for different hackers.
It is sad, but every second WordPress site had been hacked at least once, and the reason was not the weakness of this incredibly popular and free platform, but ignorance of its users. As we know, WordPress is very easy to use, and it does not require any specific technical skills to manage a blog on it; that is the reason many users prefer WordPress, and if you are one of them, and you do not have deep knowledge of HTML, you still should know some tricks that will help you protect your blog or website, and secure it against hackers.
These steps are really simple and easy to take, and we are happy to share them with you today to help you improve your WordPress and forget about all potential attackers. So, here we go. Continue reading
Often our daily tasks keep us busy and as long as our business websites are running, we are happy. It is only when our entire website or server is taken down by a hacker, does the back room machinations of our site suddenly have interest.
In this two part blog series, CMS security expert and author Tom Canavan, will present a brief tutorial on how to read and make use of ‘Apache’ access logs. In the second installment he’ll discuss how we find, download and adjust settings for maximum value using cPANEL® one of the most popular control applications for webservers.
Suppose, one fine morning, you wake up and decide to start working on your website right from the beginning of the day. You sit before your computer, open your browser and enter the URL of your website. But nothing happens. You try again and again, but nothing simply happens.
A deep feeling of helplessness starts creeping into your veins as you have lost your years of hard work, time and investment. Everything is gone forever.
You certainly don’t want to have an experience in your life. Isn’t it?
Hopefully not. So, this is the article for everyone who wants to learn about backing up their WordPress site, from head to toe. If you are a beginner and don’t know much about backups, or if you are vested with a couple of years of experience but haven’t thought of taking backups ever, then this article is for you.
After you finish reading this article, you will learn almost everything you need to know about WordPress backups and will be able to build your own “perfect WordPress backup plan”. It’s simply not possible for me to give you a generalized backup plan that will serve the needs of millions of websites, as every single website is different, therefore there cannot be a single plan to protect every website in this world.
Armed with all the essential information’s and the right tools, you can create a “perfect backup plan” of your own and serve the main purpose of this article. Continue reading